The Formlabs Form 2 is about to take SLA 3D printing mainstream

Formlabs has just launched a new 3D printer, the Form 2 that tries to overcome some of the problems with SLA (stereolithography) printing.

SLA printers build up the 3D prints from a pool of liquid resin, with lasers fired in to harden each layer.

When we reviewed the company’s previous SLA model, the Form 1+, some of our complaints were about the messiness, limited build volume, wasted resin and running costs.

Attempting to address some of those issues, Formlabs has introduced a new resin cartridge system, bigger build volume, and a heater to keep the resin at a consistent temperature.

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The Form 2 can even tell you how much resin each print will require, so you can keep track of costs.

Another improvement is the addition of Wi-Fi, so you no longer have to tether via USB to upload a print.

The Formlabs Form 2 is available to buy now from €3299, including 1 litre of resin and a finishing kit for cleaning up the sticky prints.

Watch the new Form 2 in action here:

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