Formlabs Form 3L

Formlabs Form 3L

The largest SLA 3D printer in the Formlabs range, allowing you to create large, end-use parts.

Big Parts, Big Ideas

Take control of large-format prototyping and bring your biggest ideas to life with the Form 3L, a cost-effective 3D printer that doesn’t compromise on the details.

20+ Materials

Choose from 20+ materials with a wide variety of properties.

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)

Non-stop Throughput

Designed to maintain ideal print conditions with minimal operator intervention.

Precision Builds

Two precision light processing units inside the print achieve consistent accuracy.

Status Alerts

Enable notifications via text and email when prints are completed or your printer needs attention.

Overview

Fabricate large parts with the incredible surface finish and fine detail that Formlabs stereolithography 3D printing is known for.

The Form 3L prints around the clock with minimal supervision and is compact enough for an office and robust enough for the factory floor.

Streamline your workflow and consistently produce high-quality parts with our automated, large format post-processing machines.

Formlabs Form 3L Features

Formlabs 3L 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 3L, 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 offers a wide variety of materials that can be used on their range of SLA printers.

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

Fast-printing material

Draft Resin balances detail and speed to save time on bulky prototypes and enable quick iteration.

Formlabs Materials
Formlabs Touchscreen Interface

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.

Formlabs Form 3L 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: No (available with 3BL)

Supports: Auto-generated

Printer dimensions: 77 × 52 × 74 cm (30.3 × 20.5 × 29.1 in)

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 3L

  • Form 3L 3D Printer
  • Form 3L Finish Kit
  • Cleaning tools
  • Form 3L Build Platform
  • Form 3L Resin Tank

Benefits of the Formlabs Form 3L

Solid Print3D are offering the Formlabs Form 3L Basic Package, which gives you the basics required to start printing with the Form 3L 3D Printer.

  • Form 3L: The Form 3L is the largest SLA printer in Formlabs range, and it will allow you to create large end-use parts with ease.
  • 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 with a flexible resin tank that bows gradually as the part is lowered into the resin.
  • Materials: 20 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.
Industrial and consumer uses

With the price of 3D printers dropping, they have become one of the most sought-after tools in various industrial businesses. However, homeowners can also benefit from 3D printing, especially desktop printers like the one in our Formlabs Form 3L complete package.

We work closely with Formlabs, one of the leading 3D printer manufacturers in the world. We continuously provide our clients with high-class 3D printers at highly affordable prices!

We are also known for our friendly and helpful staff who will offer you honest, professional advice on the right 3D printer to buy, the best materials to use, and how to make the most out of your machine! Which is why many companies turn to us, not just for our 3D printer offers but also our expert advice.

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

formlabs 3bl

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 3L 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 3L 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 3L 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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