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3D printer manufacturer Formlabs has released the latest iteration of its stereolithography (SLA)-based desktop system, the large-format Form 3L.
The company announced its newest machine last year, and since then, it has worked with a range of key clients to optimize its printer for applications in the footwear, industrial and medical sectors. As a result, the Form 3L may still be designed as an affordable and accessible printer, but it now features an upgraded build volume, and the future 3BL edition will include bio-resin compatibility.
According to Stefan Hollaender, Managing Director of Formlabs EMEA, the Form 3L’s enlarged printing platform has been introduced by popular demand.
“Large-format SLA is something that everybody has been thinking about, but so far, you don’t see a lot of products out there,” said Hollaender. “Most of our customers have always questioned, why do I have to send it outsource it to an office or service bureau, and send files to get printed materials back?”
“After the Form 3, the next step for us was not only to achieve the highest part quality, but to increase the print size, so now the build volume is five times bigger than it was before,” he …
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