Formlabs Form 3 3D Printer

Formlabs Form 3+

Print up to 40% faster with the Formlabs newest version of the best selling Form 3 SLA 3D printer.

Flawless Parts, Every Time

Trusted by tens of thousands of professionals around the world. Whether you need rugged performance parts or accurate details, the Form 3+ delivers.

30+ Materials

Choose from 30+ materials with a wide variety of properties.

Layer Thickness

25 – 300 microns
001 – .012 in

Build Volume (W x D x H)

14.5 × 14.5 × 18.5 cm
5.7 × 5.7 × 7.3 in

Material Management

Switch between a wide range of materials in seconds with spill-free, swappable cartridge system.

Efficient Workflow

Go from design to finished part in fewer steps with the streamlined, end-to-end Form 3+ ecosystem.

Cloud monitoring

Over time, remotely monitor your printers and track resin and tank usage on the online Dashboard.

Overview

The Formlabs Form 3+ enables you to quickly go from design to finished part with a powerful, high-intensity laser.

Balance detail and speed with accurate, repeatable prints every time. Easy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.

With the Form 3+ Complete Package provides all the necessary equipment to start printing straight away. If you are looking to print with medical grade resins then have a look at the Form 3B+.

Formlabs Form 3+ Features

Low Force SLA

Low Force Stereolithography

It uses a technology called Low Force Stereolithography, which significantly reduces the forces exerted on parts during the print process which can be optimised in Preform.

This is achieved by a flexible resin tank that bows gradually as the part is lowered into the resin.

This process enables light-touch support structure and improves performance and repeatability. With the Form 3+, true rapid prototyping is made possible and post-processing is made easier with snap away support structure.

Variety of Materials to Suit any Need

Formlabs have over 20 different materials that can be used on their range of SLA printers.

Their materials range from being very flexible, to rigid, to materials that be printed quickly and to other materials that are functional in temperatures over 100 degrees.

Formlabs Materials
Formlabs Form 3 System

The Printer that Grows with your Business

The Form 3+ printer is compatible with all the consumable components that are used on the Form 2. So if you are looking to upgrade, the process has never been easier and less wasteful.

The Form 3+ has been designed with many other features to improve usability, such as; easy to use touchscreen interface, adaptive layer height printing, remote printing, tear away supports and many more.

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Formlabs Form 3+ Specifications

Technology:  Low force stereolithography

XY resolution:  25 microns

Laser spot size:  85 microns

Laser power:  One 250 mW laser

Build volume:  14.5 x 14.5 x 18.5 cm

Layer thickness:  25 – 300 microns

Resin fill system:  Automated

Materials: 30+ materials with a wide variety of properties

Bio-compatible materials:  No (available on 3B)

Supports:  Auto-generated

Printer dimensions:  40.5 x 37.5 x 53 cm

Build Volume (W x D x H): 14.5 × 14.5 × 18.5 cm / 5.7 × 5.7 × 7.3 in

Weight:  17.5 kg

Operating temp:  18 – 28 C

Power requirements:  100-240 VAC, 2.5A, 50/60Hz, 220W

Connectivity:  Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB 2.0

Printer control:  5.5″ interactive touchscreen

Alerts:  SMS, email and touchscreen

What's Included with the Formlabs Form 3+

  • Form 3+ 3D printer
  • Form 3+ Resin Tank
  • Form 3+ Build Platform
  • Preform Software
  • Finishing Kit
  • Form Cure
  • Form Wash
  • 1 Year of Solid Print Support

Benefits of the Formlabs Form 3+

Solid Print3D are offering the Formlabs Form 3 Complete Package, which gives you a complete 3D printing solution for fully automated, full-featured production. With it, you can make and process parts and models in-house with no need for third-party tools.

  • Included: This package contains 1 Form 3+ 3D Printer, 1 Resin Tank, 1 Build Platform, 1 Finish Kit, PreForm Software, 1 Form Wash, 1 Form Cure, 1L of Standard Resin and 1 years subscription to the Formlabs Pro Service Plan.
  • Form 3+: The Form 3+ is Formlabs’ most advanced standard-size desktop 3D printer, capable of manufacturing retail-grade models and end-use parts.
  • Low Force Stereolithography: It uses a technology called Low Force Stereolithography, which significantly reduces the forces exerted on parts during the print process, which can be optimized in Preform.
    • This is achieved with a flexible resin tank that bows gradually as the part is lowered into the resin.
    • This process enables light-touch support structure and improves performance and repeatability. With the Form 3 3D printer, true rapid prototyping is made possible, and post-processing is made easier with the snap away support structure.
  • Materials: 10 different Formlabs materials at launch, for a wide range of applications.
  • Compatible with Form 2: Cartridges and Build Platforms are the same.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Optical components of the printer can be replaced in-field.
  • Tear Away Supports: Light touch supports for even smoother prints.
  • Adaptive Layer Height: For the combination of speed and detail.
  • Audible Alerts: Be notified of errors and changes in print status by sound.
  • Remote Printing: Start prints off from home, or on the go.

Formlabs SLA 3D Printing Process

Fromlabs Workflow 3D Print

Print

Print your parts on a Formlabs SLA 3D printer.

Formlabs Process Wash

Wash

Insert the build platform directly into a Form Wash machine after printing for a consistent, automatic rinse.

Formlabs Process Cure

Cure

Transfer the part to a Form Cure to maximize material properties and ensure peak dimensional accuracy.

Formlabs Workflow Done

Done

After removing any supports, parts are ready for use.

SLA Printer Comparison

Discover the differences between the Formlabs SLA printers

ModelTechnologyBuild
Volume
Min Layer
Resolution
MaterialsDescription
Formlabs Form 4 Formlabs Form 4LFD / SLA200 × 125 × 210mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, CeramicLarge format SLA with amazing resolution
Formlabs Form 4B Formlabs Form 4BLFD / SLA200 × 125 × 210mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, Ceramic + a variety of Class 1 and Class 2a biocompatible resinsEasy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
Formlabs Form 3L

Formlabs Form 3L

LFS / SLA300 x 335 x 200mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, CeramicLarge format SLA with amazing resolution
Formlabs Form 3BL

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LFS / SLA300 x 335 x 200mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, Ceramic + a variety of Class 1 and Class 2a biocompatible resinsEasy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
Formlabs Form 3+

Formlabs Form 3

LFS / SLA145 x 145 x 185mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, CeramicDesktop SLA with amazing resolution
Formlabs Form 3B+

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LFS / SLA145 x 145 x 185mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, Ceramic + a variety of Class 1 and Class 2a biocompatible resinsEasy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.

Formlabs Form 3+ FAQs

Advantages Of Buying 3D Printers For Home Use

In the past, only large businesses could afford to use 3D printers for manufacturing. But as the technology progressed, prices dropped, leading to the popularity of smaller 3D printers that are designed for home use.

The Form 3 3D printer price is now more affordable than ever, making them easily accessible to most hobbyists and designers.

Using desktop printers like the Form 3 offers a lot of benefits. You can 3D print a lot of items that you would usually buy from the stores, anything from as paper towel holders, to smartphone cases.

Of course, you will need to buy the necessary materials and resin for 3D printing. However, it can be cheaper to print your own items instead of buying them.

Aside from every-day objects, you can also create spare parts using your 3D printer. This is extremely beneficial if you need to find expensive or hard to find parts to repair or spruce up old furniture or electrical appliances. It can also save time, as ordering spare parts might take days or weeks to be shipped from another country.

3D printers are also used to create personalised items, which can be fun if you are into 3D modelling and designing. Use 3D modelling software to design your item, or if you are not well-versed in 3D design, you can look for STL files of 3D models online.

Being the designer of an object that you can print means that you can produce items that can’t be found anywhere in the world. These items serve as great gifts for your loved ones and a great alternative to buying a mass-produced product from a shelf. If you don’t want to design from scratch, you can also download STL files and designs online, then tweak them a bit to suit your liking.

If you want to earn extra income, you can also use 3D printers to create a personalised item and list them online! You can either create your own designs or accept requests from people and create the designs that they want.

Formlabs Form 3 is the ideal printer for producing large objects without compromising quality. With this printer, you can create detailed 3D models, no matter how complex the design is.

However, keep in mind that it takes a lot of time and effort to design these items, so be careful when choosing design requests from your future clients. There are also different types of resins used in 3D printing, with each affecting the quality of your prints.

Therefore, you should plan your expenses before printing items. You should also compute the amount of electricity used, factor in your own labour cost, and more. Doing so will give you an idea of how much your products and services cost and will allow you to receive the right amount of profit.

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