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Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer

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With great features and various inbuilt capabilities for higher resolution printing, Form 2 has gotten into the list of most popular choices of 3D printers. Great power deliverance and potential for bringing into reality the most complex designs make Form 2 helpful in the complete production processes. Form 2 is generally used in designing prototypes, dentures, and Jewellery. Although being an SLA 3D printer, Form 2 provides you hassle-free 3D printing, meaning that it can work even without the constant connection of PC.

The PreForm software is compatible with Form 2 and it helps in positioning this model. Not only one can import, align, and duplicate, but also can one resize the complete digital file using the tools that are available in the software very easily. There are three connectivity options provided with Form 2. You can connect the printer with the PC using USB, Ethernet, or Wifi network.

It is compatible with Windows 7 and later version as well as MAC OS X10.7 and later version. Providing the resolution up to 25 microns, one can build precise designs with ease using Form 2 by FormLabs. The 3D printer also likes the auto heating technology that heats to 35 degrees Celsius for great results. Form 2 is a 3D printer that is very popular with beginners because of its compact nature and cheap price.

Specification: Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer

Model

Form 2

Manufacturer

Formlabs

Price Range

$ 3499

Release date

2015

Country

United States

Availability

Available

Classification

Professional

Technology

Resin (SLA- DLP…)

Material

Liquid resin

OS compatibility

Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

XY accuracy

0.14 mm 0.006 in

Max. build size

145 × 145 × 175 mm 5.71 × 5.71 × 6.89 in

Max. build volume

3.68 L

Min. layer thickness

0.03 mm 0.001 in

Dimensions

350 × 330 × 520 mm 13.78 × 12.99 × 20.47 in

Weight

13 kg 28.66 lb

Power input

100–240 V 1.5 A 50/60 Hz 65 W

Heated print bed

No

Heated build chamber

No

Automatic calibration

No

Closed frame

Yes

Dual extruder

No

Independent Dual Extruder

No

Full color

No

LCD screen

Yes

Touchscreen

Yes

On-board camera

No

Mobile app

No

3D scanners

No

CNC mill

No

Electronics 3D printing

No

Laser engraving

No

Conveyor belt

No

Air filter

No

Pellet extruder

No

USB

Yes

Wifi

Yes

Bluetooth

No

SD card

No

Ethernet

Yes

Videos: Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer

Expert Score 7.6
Affordability
6
Quality
9
Speed
5
Capability
9
Practicality
8
User Expectations
7
PROS:
  • Provides excellent print quality
  • Hassle-free setup and first test print
  • The combination of hardware and software is amazing, and their tuning is awesome.
  • Great slicer software
  • Nice user interface
  • Relatively noise-free operation
CONS:
  • Post-processing is a must for every print.
  • Speed isn’t fast when compared to the FDM printers.
  • Changing resin is difficult and messy
  • Consumables cost such as resin price and tank price are expensive
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