Formlabs Form 3BL 3D Printer

Formlabs Form 3BL

The Formlabs Form 3BL opens up more possibilities over the 3L as you are able to print with medical and biocompatible materials.

Large Medical Devices and Anatomic Replicas at Full Scale

3D print adult patient-specific anatomy at 1:1 scale or large medical devices in one build with the Form 3BL

Bio Materials

Available with FDA approved medical and dental resins

Layer Thickness

25 – 300 microns
(001 – .012 in)

Build Volume (W x D x H)

33.5 × 20 × 30 cm
(13.2 × 7.9 × 11.8 in)

Life-Sized 3D Prints

With a 19.4” diagonal, print adult femurs, pelvic bones, skulls, and more at 1:1 scale.

On-Demand Printing

Work faster and with full control with a versatile, large format 3D printer in house.

FDA-cleared workflow

Wide range of biocompatible, sterilizable materials manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified facility.

Overview

Expand the capabilities of your business by investing in an Form 3BL printer. The printer can create functional end use parts as big as 33.5 x 20 x 30 cm.

Create complex parts for any use in a matter of hours or days, save yourself time and money.

The Form 3BL has two Light Processing Units that work simultaneously, this allows big prints to still be created in small time frames. As well as this, the lasers used still offer a resolution as precise as the Form 3 formlabs printer.

Formlabs Form 3BL Features

Formlabs 3BL 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 3BL, 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 a vast amount of materials that can be used on their range of biocompatible 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 Bio Materials
Formlabs 3BL touchscreen

High-resolution touchscreen interface

A 5.5” interactive full-color display minimizes error and eliminates the need for constant monitoring.

Automated print setup

Tested over millions of prints, our free print preparation software, PreForm, automatically suggests optimal orientation, supports, and layout, with the ability to manually refine as needed.

Validated Workflows

The Form 3BL has been validated in FDA-cleared workflows. It is also compatible with a wide range of biocompatible, sterilizable materials manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified facility.

Life-Sized 3D Prints

The Form 3BL is large enough to print full size anatomy and medical devices. With a 19.4” diagonal, print adult femurs, pelvic bones, skulls, and more at 1:1 scale.

Life sized 3D prints

Formlabs Form 3BL Specifications

Technology: Low force stereolitography

XY resolution: 25 microns

Laser spot size: 85 microns

Laser power: Two 250 mW laser

Build volume: 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm

Layer thickness: 25 – 300 microns

Resin fill system: Automated

Bio-compatible materials: Yes

Supports: Auto-generated

Printer dimensions: 77 × 52 × 74 cm

Weight: 54.4 kg

Operating temp: 18 – 28 C

Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 8.5A, 50/60Hz, 650W

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 3BL

  • Form 3BL Large-Scale SLA Printer
  • 1x Form 3BL Resin Tank V2
  • 1x Form 3BL Build Platform
  • 1x Form 3L Finish Kit: Cleaning Tools
  • 1x Form 3L Finish Kit: Rinse Bucket V2
  • Form Wash L
  • Form Cure L 230V

Benefits of the Formlabs Form 3BL

Resins are used by 3D printers to produce solid objects. There are different types available, each with varying use cases and results. Below, we have included a short guide to aid you in choosing the right one for your needs.

Standard Resins

This type of resin has the highest tensile strength, which is the material’s resistance to breaking under tension. It also has a high flexural modulus, which means the material is quite stiff when bent.

Standard resins are best used to produce objects with fine features and higher resolution. Because of this, standard resins are ideal to use with the Form 3BL printer for product development and rapid prototyping.

In the beginning, standard resins came in limited colours, so most users had no choice but to use yellowish and transparent resins. However, Formlabs have expanded the colour options for their resins, offering a wide range of colours.

Tough Resins

Tough resins are designed to imitate the tensile strength and flexural modulus of ABS plastic. They have high levels of elongation, which is the ability of a material to stretch just before it completely breaks. They also have great impact strength, which measures the amount of energy an object printed with this resin can absorb from a sudden impact without breaking.

Since they barely snap and crack, this resin is ideal for prototyping functional parts like snap-fit joints, assemblies, and enclosures.

Durable Resins

If Tough resins simulate ABS plastic, Durable resins imitate Polypropylene or PP plastic. It has low flexural modulus but with high impact strength. This means that it is a strong material, but can be easily bent; it is mostly used for packaging and prototyping low-friction and low-wear moving parts.

High-Temp Resins

This type of resin has the highest heat deflection temperature or HDT, reaching up to 289°C at 0.45 MPa. The HDT refers to the temperature at which objects printed from the resin start to deform once subjected to a specific load.

This resin is great for making parts that come in contact with hot gasses and liquids, like fluidic connectors, nozzles, valves, and injection molds.

Flexible resins

Flexible resins are perfect for 3D printing rubbery parts. They’re ideal resins to use for prototyping slightly malleable products, like handles, grips, and water bottles. Though, stretching it too much might cause it to tear.

Castable resins

Castable resins are 20% wax-fill materials that create 3D prints with a smoother surface and intricate features. They also have high strength even without the need for post-curing. Because of this, they are widely used for products in the jewellery and dental industries.

Biocompatible resins

Access a library of over 20 materials available on one powerful desktop 3D printer, the Form 3BL. Our technology has been validated in FDA-cleared workflows and we develop and manufacture our own biocompatible materials in an ISO 13485 certified facility.

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 3BL FAQs

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