Formlabs Form 2

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Formlabs Form 2

Product code: FMLBP-FORM2

Part Number:  F2-PRINTER

 

£2,849.00

£3,418.80 incl. VAT.

 

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The Form 2 is the second generation SLA printer from Formlabs. With a large build volume of 145mm x 145mm x 175mm, the Form 2 delivers good size prints at an excellent level of detail by using a 250mW precision laser, guided by custom-built galvanometers.

 

As an SLA (stereolithogrpahy) desktop 3D printer, the Form 2 is designed to deliver high levels of detail and a smoother surface finish, making it ideally suited to design applications where precision and a high level of intricacy is required, in particular for electronic engineering, in medical devices and robotics. 

 

The Form 2 uses a range of Formlabs resins in a variety of colours and different materials including Castable and Flexible resins. Using a cartridge system allows for larger prints in a cleaner environment, with a higher success rate through the use of a heated resin tank and new peel mechanism. The cartridges also contain a chip to communicate with the printer when the resin level drops too low.

 

The Form 2 has excellent connectivity via Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

 

12 month manufacturer warranty included.

 

The Form 2 is the second generation SLA printer from Formlabs. With a large build volume of 145mm x 145mm x 175mm, the Form 2 delivers good size prints at an excellent level of detail by using a 250mW precision laser, guided by custom-built galvanometers.

 

As an SLA (stereolithogrpahy) desktop 3D printer, the Form 2 is designed to deliver high levels of detail and a smoother surface finish, making it ideally suited to design applications where precision and a high level of intricacy is required, in particular for electronic engineering, in medical devices and robotics. 

 

The Form 2 uses a range of Formlabs resins in a variety of colours and different materials including Castable and Flexible resins. Using a cartridge system allows for larger prints in a cleaner environment, with a higher success rate through the use of a heated resin tank and new peel mechanism. The cartridges also contain a chip to communicate with the printer when the resin level drops too low.

 

The Form 2 has excellent connectivity via Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

 

12 month manufacturer warranty included.

 

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AWARD WINNING ACCURACY & HIGH DETAIL

 

The Form 2 is an award winning SLA desktop 3D printer, producing a high level of detail with a smoother surface finish using a range of Formlabs Resins in a variety of colours and materials including Castable, Flexible and Tough.

LARGER BUILD VOLUME 

 

The Form 2 has a 40% larger build volume than its predecessor, the Form 1. The Form 2 has a build capacity of 145mm x 145mm x 175mm.

 

TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE & WELL CONNECTED

 

The touch screen on the Form 2 allows you to easily manage the printer, re-print previous jobs and access the print queue. The Form 2 also has good connectivity via Ethernet, WI-FI and USB.

 

 

AWARD WINNING ACCURACY & HIGH DETAIL

 

The Form 2 is an award winning SLA desktop 3D printer, producing a high level of detail with a smoother surface finish using a range of Formlabs Resins in a variety of colours and materials including Castable, Flexible and Tough.

LARGER BUILD VOLUME

 

The Form 2 has a 40% larger build volume than its predecessor, the Form 1. The Form 2 has a build capacity of 145mm x 145mm x 175mm.

TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE & WELL CONNECTED

 

The touch screen on the Form 2 allows you to easily manage the printer, re-print previous jobs and access the print queue. The Form 2 also has good connectivity via Ethernet, WI-FI and USB

 


The Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D printer comes with:

 

  • Finishing tray
  • Scraper
  • Pre & post-rinse tubs
  • Rinse bucket
  • Squeeze bottle
  • Flush cutters
  • 1x Formlabs Standard Resin 1L
  • Tweezers
  • Disposable nitrile gloves
  • PEC*PAD wipes
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Removal tool
  • Removal jig

Formlabs Form 2 Technical Specifications

 

Print technology

Peel mechanism

Resin fill system

SLA (Stereolithography)

Sliding Peel Process with wiper

Automated

Material(s) Formlabs Resins 1 litre cartridges

Form 2 dimensions

 

350mm (w) x 330mm (d) x 520mm (h)

13.5'' (w) x 13.0'' (d) x 20.5" (h)

Weight 13kg
Max build size

145mm (w) x 145mm (d) x 175mm (h)

5.7'' (w) x 5.7'' (l) x 6.9'' (h)
Layer thickness (axis resolution)

25, 50, 100 microns

Laser Spot Size (FWHM)

140 microns

0.0055"

Supports

Auto-generated, easily removable

Operating temperature

Auto-heats to 35°C

Temperature control Self-heating Resin Tank
Design file input format STL / OBJ
Power requirements 100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz, 1.0A, 65W
Laser specifications

EN 60825-1:2007 certified

Class 1 Laser Product

405nm violet laser

250mW laser

System requirements

Windows 7 onwards

Mac OS X 10.7 onwards

OpenGL 2.1

2GB RAM

Connectivity WIFI, Ethernet & USB
Printer control Interactive touch-screen with push button

 

Please note the Technical Specifications are provided by the Manufacturer and may be subject to change.

Where can I access the Formlabs Form 2 user guide?

You can follow the Form 2 set up guide here.

 

What operating systems do you need to run the Form 2 SLA 3D Printer?

The Form 2 is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. 

 

What materials are compatible with the Form 2?

The Formlabs Form 2 uses a range of Formlabs Resin Materials in 1 litre cartridges, excellent for printing detail-rich parts with differing applications:

 

Standard Resins:

  • Clear Resin can be polished to near transparency, ideal for showing internal workings or working with light

  • White Resin is a good base for painting

  • Grey Resin has a neutral tone, ideal for prototyping

  • Black Resin is heavily pigmented, great for showing off small details and features

 

Functional Resins:

  • Flexible Resin has good impact resistance and compresses, good for ergonomic applications

  • Castable Resin is ideal for ash and residue free casting

  • Tough Resin has impact resistance, ideal for hinges or snap-fit products

View the full material specifications and order your Formlabs Resin Cartridges in our Consumables shop.

 

The Form 2 also has an "Open Mode" allowing you to experiment with third party resins. Please note that for consistent print performance we would recommend using Formlabs Resins.

 

What is the resin tank and how long does it last?

The Form 2 Resin Tank is an essential item for the Form 2.  The tank blocks light and is made from shatter-resistant polycarbonate. It comes with a reusable lid and wiper, making it easy to stack tanks and store resin outside of the printer. 

 

The resin tank is a consumable item and will require replacing. Formlabs advise, one tank typically lasts for approximately 2 litres of Formlabs Resin. 

 

The polydimethylsiloxane silicone (PDMS) layer which covers the base of the tank wears out through usage. Failure to replace the tank will mean that prints become less consistent and may fail. You will also need to replace the Form 2 Resin Tank should the silicone or optical window get scratched or gauged. 

 

Which file format does the Form 2 accept?

The Form 2 accepts STL or OBJ file formats.

 

How do I connect to the Form 2 for printing?

You can connect to the Form 2 by USB, or via Ethernet and WIFI.

 

 

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