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Formlabs Form 3+ Automation Package

Formlabs

£5,168.00 ex. VAT

Available

SKU: PKG-F3-AUTO-PSP Categories: , Tags: ,

Print up to 40% faster with the Formlabs newest version of the best selling Form 3. The Form 3+ enables you to quickly go from design to finished part with a powerful, high-intensity laser. Balance detail and speed with accurate, repeatable prints every time. Easy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
With the Form 3+ Automation Package receive all the necessary equipment to start printing straight away. Reach new levels of productivity with a fully automated 3D printer fleet that you can operate at any place and from anywhere
 
Specifications

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How does automated 3D printing work on the Form 3+?

With a Form 3+ 3D printer, a flexible Build Platform 2 with patented Quick Release technology, and Form Auto hardware expansion, you can easily turn your SLA printer into a 24/7 production line.

Form Auto lifts the printer hood, removes the platform from the holder, and places the finished parts into the container. The platform is automatically installed back and the printing cycle is repeated without user intervention. All this is recorded by Form Auto’s built-in camera, so you can monitor your production at any time.

Form Auto supports cloudless printing operations. In local mode, it allows you to print large volumes without using the Internet.

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Variety of Materials to Suit any Need

Formlabs have over 20 different materials that can be used on their range of SLA printers. Their materials range from being very flexible, to rigid, to materials that be printed quickly and to other materials that are functional in temperatures over 100 degrees.

Check out the range to see if there is a material for your need:

Material Range

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The Printer that Grows with your Business

The Form 3+ printer is compatible with all the consumable components that are used on the Form 2. So if you are looking upgrade, the process has never been easier and less wasteful.

The Form 3+ has been designed with many other features to improve usability, such as; easy to use touchscreen interface, adaptive layer height printing, remote printing, tear away supports and many more.

Want more information? Call us and speak to one of our specialists now

 

Specifications

Technology:  Low force stereolitography

XY resolution:  25 microns

Laser spot size:  85 microns

Laser power:  One 250 mW laser

Build volume:  14.5 x 14.5 x 18.5 cm

Layer thickness:  25 – 300 microns

Resin fill system:  Automated

Bio-compatible materials:  No (available on 3B)

Supports:  Auto-generated

Printer dimensions:  40.5 x 37.5 x 53 cm

Weight:  17.5 kg

Operating temp:  18 – 28 C

Power requirements:  100-240 VAC, 2.5A, 50/60Hz, 220W

Connectivity:  Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB 2.0

Printer control:  5.5″ interactive touchscreen

Alerts:  SMS, email and touchscreen

What's Included

How Can The Formlabs Form 3+ Automation Package Benefit You?

Solid Print3D are offering the Formlabs Form 3 Complete Package, which gives you a complete 3D printing solution for fully automated, full-featured production. With it, you can make and process parts and models in-house with no need for third-party tools.

Included: This package contains 1 Form 3+ 3D Printer, 1 Resin Tank, 1 Build Platform, 1 Finish Kit, PreForm Software, 1 Form Auto, Fleet Control and 1 years subscription to the Formlabs Pro Service Plan.

Form 3+: The Form 3+ is Formlabs’ most advanced standard-size desktop 3D printer, capable of manufacturing retail-grade models and end-use parts.

Low Force Stereolithography: It uses a technology called Low Force Stereolithography, which significantly reduces the forces exerted on parts during the print process, which can be optimised in Preform. This is achieved with a flexible resin tank that bows gradually as the part is lowered into the resin.

This process enables light-touch support structure and improves performance and repeatability. With the Form 3 3D printer, true rapid prototyping is made possible, and post-processing is made easier with the snap away support structure.

Materials: 10 different Formlabs materials at launch, for a wide range of applications.

Automation: The Form Auto lifts the printer hood, removes the platform from the holder, and places the finished parts into the container.

Form Auto supports cloudless printing operations. In local mode, it allows you to print large volumes without using the Internet.

Ease of Maintenance: Optical components of the printer can be replaced in-field.

Tear Away Supports: Light touch supports for even smoother prints.

Adaptive Layer Height: For the combination of speed and detail.

Audible Alerts: Be notified of errors and changes in print status by sound.

Remote Printing: Start prints off from home, or on the go.

Using desktop printers like the Form 3+ offers a lot of benefits. You can 3D print a lot of items that you would usually buy from the stores, anything from as paper towel holders, to smartphone cases.

Of course, you will need to buy the necessary materials and resin for 3D printing. However, it can be cheaper to print your own items instead of buying them.

Aside from every-day objects, you can also create spare parts using your 3D printer. This is extremely beneficial if you need to find expensive or hard to find parts to repair or spruce up old furniture or electrical appliances. It can also save time, as ordering spare parts might take days or weeks to be shipped from another country.

3D printers are also used to create personalised items, which can be fun if you are into 3D modelling and designing. Use 3D modelling software to design your item, or if you are not well-versed in 3D design, you can look for STL files of 3D models online.

Being the designer of an object that you can print means that you can produce items that can’t be found anywhere in the world. These items serve as great gifts for your loved ones and a great alternative to buying a mass-produced product from a shelf. If you don’t want to design from scratch, you can also download STL files and designs online, then tweak them a bit to suit your liking.

If you want to earn extra income, you can also use 3D printers to create a personalised item and list them online! You can either create your own designs or accept requests from people and create the designs that they want.

Formlabs Form 3 is the ideal printer for producing large objects without compromising quality. With this printer, you can create detailed 3D models, no matter how complex the design is.

However, keep in mind that it takes a lot of time and effort to design these items, so be careful when choosing design requests from your future clients. There are also different types of resins used in 3D printing, with each affecting the quality of your prints.

Therefore, you should plan your expenses before printing items. You should also compute the amount of electricity used, factor in your own labour cost, and more. Doing so will give you an idea of how much your products and services cost and will allow you to receive the right amount of profit.

Tips On Cleaning Your Form 3 Resin Tank

Although working with a 3D printer can be a lot of fun, Solid Print3D recommend that you regularly check and maintain your machine, especially the resin tank, so that you can keep using it for a long period of time.

The resin tank is where your machine holds the liquid resin throughout the printing process. Make sure to use the right tools and materials when cleaning the dual-layer film and the resin tank. Sharp or metal objects can damage your machine, which can significantly affect the quality of your prints.

Start cleaning the bottom of your tank and emptying it to avoid any spills. This is because the resin might leak from the tank’s walls if it is tilted at 5 or 10°. When cleaning, remove any cured resin from the top and bottom surfaces to preserve high-quality prints. Ensure that you’re wearing protective gloves as the resin may cause allergies.

Resin tanks also have a limited shelf life, and different factors can affect their lifespan, such as temperature, model geometry, resin exposure, and more. It should always be replaced when the worn-out dual-layer film affects your 3D prints, or when the printer can’t stretch the film anymore.

You should also check your resin tank from time to time; look for any punctures or cuts in the film, and if you find any, you can get brand new resin tanks at the Solid Print3D online store.

For the best 3D printers, call us via 01926333777 or email us at sales@solidprint3d.co.uk.

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