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Formlabs Form 2

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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

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

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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