Bring 3D technology into your shop more economically and use it more easily than ever with the Formlabs Form 2 Basic desktop printer. If you currently outsource this work, you can now keep it in-house and get the higher quality that is possible when you do your own work. This very affordable, highly versatile printer system delivers the ability to create larger pieces, such as buckles or hollowware, and small or large production runs. In addition to building pieces that you might traditionally hand-carve, the printer is ideal for building designs that cannot be created any other way. Models are built layer-by-layer so that there is virtually no limit to the geometric complexity of the design you want to model: undercuts, cavities, intricate structuring and complex shapes are easily within reach. In a matter of hours, the Form 2 system produces your designs ready to mold or to tree directly and cast. Build models specifically for molding or for direct casting, for prototype testing or to show customers physical models of unique or custom pieces.
Design models using your CAD software, then import the file (.stl or .obj) into the Form 2 PreForm print preparation software, available to download free of charge at Formlabs.com. One-Click Print™ offers the option to expertly set the orientation, supports and layout of your 3D model. The Form 2 printer build platform is 6"W x 5-15/16"D and offers a very generous build envelope that accommodates designs (or high-production trees) up to 6-7/8" tall. The Form 2 offers a small footprint and fits easily onto a work surface.
The Form 2 3D printer has an intuitive, user-friendly touchscreen control panel and accepts files via direct connection (USB) or wireless (WiFi/Ethernet) upload. The software is included and easy to use. The resin is delivered in fully contained cartridges—clean and simple to use; insert the cartridge and the machine automatically recognizes the resin type and makes the necessary set-up adjustments to accommodate that resin.
Several resin formulas, in addition to the castable Formlabs Purple that is included, are available separately. These resins provide options that are specially designed for direct-to-tree casting or for molding and offer a range of characteristics.
• Windows 7 (64-bit) and up
• Mac OS X 10.9 and up
• OpenGL 2.1
• 4GB RAM
Light source: EN 60825-1:2007 certified, Class 1 Laser Product; 405nm violet laser, 250mW laser (laser spot size is 140 microns)
Working area:5-11/16"W x 5-11/16"D x 6-7/8"H
Slice thickness: X, Y axes, 25–100 microns; Z axis, 25, 50 or 100 microns, based on material, model geometry and selected slice thickness.