With so many 3D printing efforts arising to fight the pandemic, it takes a lot for a new solution to stand out. This is that story.
Formlabs is setting a great example for other 3D print companies to follow when addressing the COVID-19 crisis.
Formlabs just issued three new videos for beginners to 3D printing, and the result was quite surprising.
Formlabs has struck a deal with a dental resin provider that could stealthily grow their business significantly.
I’ve noticed there are now three main approaches to dealing with 3D printer materials. There’s more than just open and closed options.
Formlabs announced a new resin, Tough 1500 Resin, which has some interesting properties and could be used as a substitute for polypropylene.
We caught up with a professional 3D printer maintenance manager to understand his thoughts on repairing several types of 3D printers in a busy fabrication lab.
Formlabs announced a new “Community Spaces” program that should optimize use of Formlabs 3D printing equipment in public fabrication labs.
Did you know it’s possible to perform injection molding using 3D printing? It’s an easy way to make many objects.
Formlabs announced a series of bold moves to secure their place at the top of the dental 3D printing industry, including a new business unit, new dental 3D printing materials and a new dental 3D printer, the Form 3B.
Formlabs just announced they’ve acquired their long-time supplier of photopolymer resins for their Form 2 and Form 3 3D printers. Spectra Polymers is now part of Formlabs.
EOS has developed a new 3D printable material called “Digital Foam”, which is a digital product comprised of software, design, materials and process.
The latest partially 3D printed shoe is hitting the market: the New Balance FuelCell Echo Triple.
ProtoArt sells a universal cartridge for Form 2 resin 3D printers, allowing third party resins. But should you really use this product?
How did New Balance design the complex midsole for their TripleCell custom 3D printed shoe? Nervous System supplied the powerful generative 3D design tools.
New Balance is 3D printing parts of its newest shoes with the Formlabs-powered TripleCell 3D printing platform: meet the 990 Sport and FuelCell Echo.
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers examine unicorns and strategic expansions in 3D printing.
We’ve received a couple of interesting videos on the new Form 3 technology from Formlabs, and they show a very unusual SLA process.
Formlabs has a secret no longer: they’ve released two versions of an entirely new 3D printer, the Form 3 and Form 3L.
I’ve just reviewed what seems to be the most comprehensive resource I’ve yet seen regarding 3D printing food safety.
Formlabs is introducing two new resins this week at CES while showcasing end-to-end workflow with 3D printing.
There’s a silent war being waged between two giants of 3D printing: DWS and Formlabs.
Two leaders in the desktop 3D printing space have just appointed new execs with a focus on global expansion.
We received an interesting question about resin 3D printers.
A new industry-facing consortium is focused on a collaborative approach to invent the future of additive manufacturing.
Formlabs surprisingly announced a new formulation of their high-temperature resin.
Materialise’s announcement today of FDA-cleared medical model 3D printing encompasses vat polymerization and material extrusion technologies in addition to PolyJet.
We learned that Formlabs has delayed the release of their highly anticipated Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer.
Michael Sorkin, the fellow who put together Formlabs’ European operation, is leaving the company.
Formlabs announced the installation of one of their new Form Cell systems at a health care provider, demonstrating the viability of their strategy.
Prusa Research announced a new resin-based 3D printer. What will this mean?
The now-unsupported Form 1+ 3D printer still has many fans, but some are quite unhappy.
Formlabs announced a new round of investment, but the implications of it are quite significant.
Formlabs announced they’re now shipping a new castable wax resin.
The 4th Dimension is a new series where we go behind the scenes with leaders in 3D printing to add a new dimension.
Virtually all major resin-powered 3D printers today can use the manufacturer’s materials.
I had a difficult thought today: what is to become of several specific 3D model repositories in the future?
International expansion is a very challenging prospect for most companies, but Formlabs seems to have succeeded.
I’m reading an interesting story of how jewelry designers applied a new 3D printing technology.
Formlabs formally announced a new ceramic resin for the Form 2 3D printer today.
One sign of corporate success is the appearance of compatible parts and materials, and that’s what’s happened to Formlabs.
You couldn’t get a company farther from its roots than Formlabs has progressed.
Formlabs announced a new “color kit” for their equipment.
I’m fascinated by Formlabs’ venture into the dental industry, which just got a lot deeper.
Formlabs has published a method of coloring 3D prints that I hadn’t seen previously.
A comment from our post regarding Formlabs’ acquisition of Carl Bass prompted a comment from a reader that deserves an answer.
Formlabs announced yesterday that Carl Bass, longtime CEO of Autodesk, would join their board of directors.
While strolling through a museum the other day, I literally stepped on a gigantic 3D printer. What was it doing there?
What should we make of the two surprise announcements by Formlabs?
If announcing an entirely new 3D printer today, Formlabs also announced a fascinating robotic system that could transform the company’s market.
Surprise! Formlabs has suddenly announced a new 3D printer, and it’s entirely different from anything they’ve previously produced.
Formlabs announced some highly desirable accessories for their very popular Form 2 desktop 3D printers.
This is the second part of a two-part series on the Formlabs Form 2 desktop 3D printer.
Our lab finally got our hands on the Formlabs Form 2 desktop 3D printer and I’d like to tell you about our experience.
Formlabs has executed a very interesting experiment in hydrographics using their 3D printing equipment.
This month’s community support selection is the Handsmith project by Lyman Connor.
Fabbaloo had a chance to sit down with Formlabs’ founder and CEO Max Lobovsky and find out what’s happening at Formlabs.
Fabbaloo had a chance to sit down with Formlabs’ founder and CEO Max Lobovsky and find out what’s happening at Formlabs.
Today Formlabs announced a trio of new “engineering” resins for use in their desktop 3D printer, but one of them has a very special property.
Ouch! EnvisionTEC has launched a patent infringement lawsuit against Massachusetts-based Formlabs.
Today Formlabs announced a huge USD$35M investment round, which should enable some very interesting things to occur.
I’ve been pondering who was behind the rescue of 3D model repository Pinshape, and now we know who it is.
Today Formlabs announced new resin that demonstrates a significant product and marketing strategy change.
Way back in September Formlabs announced the Form 2, and now it’s shipping. But we want to hear from you about it.
When Formlabs first appeared on the 3D printing scene some three years ago, they made history by raising an unprecedented USD$3M. How did they do it?
At long last, Formlabs has released a brand new resin-based 3D printer to succeed their original Form 1/1+ machines.
Michael Sorkin, one of the founders of the European-based iGo3D retail 3D print chain, has joined Formlabs. What does this mean?
Desktop 3D printer manufacturer took a big step today by announcing a new “Tough” resin.
The fact that a short film premieres this week is not news, but it is when a 3D printer created all the scenes, it is.
3D printer manufacturer Formlabs has been tuning up their software – and we think that’s a key strategy for them.
Remember the lawsuit against Formlabs launched by industry giant 3D Systems? It’s been dismissed.
Owners of Formlabs personal 3D printing gear rejoice! The company has announced two new materials with powerful properties.
More than a year after they introduced the Form 1, Formlabs announced the Form 1+, said to be an “extensive overhaul” of their previous model, the Form 1.
Formlabs, makers of the Form 1 resin-based 3D printer, have released a significant update to their main software, Preform.
CultureJapan’s Danny Choo has posted a detailed hands-on experience with Formlab’s Form 1 resin-based 3D printer. As we’ve not yet been able to check one out in our lab, we thought we’d see how blogger Danny Choo felt about using the Form 1. Choo found Form 1’s driver software, PreForm, to be pretty easy… Continue reading Making Figurines with the Form 1
There was something quite unusual about the 3D printer manufacturers exhibiting at CES 2014 versus those exhibiting the previous year. At the London 3D Printshow, for example, we saw dozens of plastic filament machines, typically regionally focused. At CES 2014 we saw multiple resin-based 3D printers. It seems that the expiration of patents has… Continue reading The Rise of Resin 3D Printers
Formlabs, makers of the most popular resin-based personal 3D printer, announced they will now accept Bitcoin for purchases at their online store. While there may be other 3D printer manufacturers accepting Bitcoin, Formlabs seems to be the only big player doing so. Bitcoin, if you somehow haven’t heard, is a new digital currency enabling… Continue reading Formlabs Now Accepting Bitcoin
Formlabs, makers of the popular Form 1 personal 3D printer have released a new resin. Previously, the company offered only two resins: Grey and Clear. The new material is “White”. For a rapid startup company such as Formlabs, it’s totally understandable they may take some time before introducing new materials, but now they’ve done… Continue reading Formlabs Releases a New Resin
Formlabs announced today they’ve raised USD$19M investment to help grow their company. Formlabs produces the Form 1, the first popular resin-based personal 3D printer, which raised an amazing USD$3M on its first Kickstarter campaign just a few months ago. The new funding, led by venture capital partner DFJ Growth, now enables Formlabs to embark… Continue reading Breaking: Formlabs Raises $19M
The spectacular Kickstarter launch of Formlabs months ago was just the first part. A large number of orders merely indicates strong interest in a product. We reserved judgement until we saw that Formlabs was able to deliver the numerous Form 1 personal 3D printers. Now we have evidence of that success. Formlabs has posted… Continue reading Form 1 Shipping Update
But really, it’s ok! Formlabs has finally announced the availability of grey resin. This means your Form 1 3D printer can now punch out grey objects. Previously they had only offered “clear” resin. Now you have a choice of two colors. They say: Similar to Clear, our newest material has properties engineered for fine… Continue reading It’s a Grey Day at Formlabs
Formlabs, the makers of the Form 1 resin-based 3D printer, released a Macintosh-capable version of their PreForm printer management software. Their strategy going forward is to maintain “feature parity” between the two versions and even release them simultaneously. We believe this to be an important step into OS/X space, which has been traditionally very… Continue reading Formlabs’ PreForm Goes OS/X
We recently noted a pause until September 3rd in the lawsuit between 3D Systems and Formlabs (and Kickstarter) regarding potential violation of 3D Systems patents in Formlab’s Form 1 personal 3D printer, which was massively launched on Kickstarter some months ago. Formlabs took quick advantage of expiring basic patents on the initial 3D print… Continue reading Should 3D Systems Acquire Formlabs?
We think it is. Why? First, some background. Formlabs launched one of the most successful new 3D printers in recent memory with their Form 1 resin-based 3D printer. It’s a device capable of 3D printing extremely high-resolution objects reliabily with a technique completely different from most of the other 3D printer manufacturers: photocuring resin with… Continue reading Is Sept 3rd An Important Date for Formlabs?
Mystified by the Form 1 high-resolution 3D printer? Considering purchasing one but you’re not quite certain it’s for you? Maybe you have a Form 1 and you’re not quite sure how to use it? If these questions have you puzzled, you might consider listening in to a webinar put on by Formlabs to introduce their… Continue reading Check Out the Form 1 Online
Formlabs has now shipped its first actual production units of their breakthrough resin-based personal 3D printer, the Form 1. The USD$3,299 high-resolution device was launched on Kickstarter some months ago and raised close to USD$3M, a record amount for a technology item. Based on this alone, the Form 1 is a highly desired machine… Continue reading The Form 1 Ships!
True to their pledge, Formlabs has begun production of their resin-based personal 3D printer, the Form 1. In an astonishing Kickstarter campaign last fall, Formlabs busted their speedometer in raising almost USD$3M. Now they have to deliver on those and other subsequent device orders. It’s obviously extremely challenging for a startup to begin… Continue reading Formlabs Forms Form 1’s
At CES we were able to get a very close look at the Form 1’s printed results, as Formlabs had several prints on display. (Click to enlarge the images for a really good look.) We found the accuracy to be outstanding for a printer at this price range (USD$3,299), exceeding typical (and better) plastic… Continue reading Examining The Form 1’s Output
At CES we spent some quality time with Formlabs Co-Founder Maxim Lobovsky. After we sorted out the bizarre food ordering procedure at a funky Japanese burger food truck, we talked about Formlab’s experience so far. As a startup company, they’re heavily concerned with focusing on delivering a quality product. Lobovsky says, “Everyone has ideas… Continue reading The Form 1, Live
We’ve seen some incredibly fine 3D prints emerge from the Form 1 resin-based 3D printer and now Formlabs has shown another use of their fascinating device: mold making. We think the Form 1 would be a tremendous machine for mold making. Why? Because its fine detail provides a big advantage over traditional plastic extrusion… Continue reading The Form 1 Forms Molds, Too
We discussed the sudden announcement of Formlabs’ amazing Form 1 resin-based 3D printer yesterday, but we need to talk about it some more. Something amazing is happening. The Formlabs is raising funds for device production on Kickstarter and set a goal of USD$100,000 within 30 days of launch. How close are they to meeting… Continue reading Startling Form 1 Update
MassHighTech noticed startup company Formlabs has just received a half million USD specifically to create a low-end 3D printer. The team apparently is two gentlemen from the MIT Media lab: Maxim Lobovsky and David Cranor. There are no specifications for the 3D printer, nor even a website for them, as far as we can… Continue reading Formlabs Working On Secret 3D Printer?