This new printing process looks close to Formlabs’ SLA process but apparently two orders of magnitude faster. It’s not a product yet and the price range is unknown making it hard to compare with existing printers.
Formlabs‘ Mac Classic-like Form1 3D printer has been significantly upgraded today. The Form1+ still using its pro quality laser-based stereolitography technique, delivering much better details than ABS fused deposition models: 4x stronger laser, allowing 50% faster prints. In other words: hours faster on each print! redesigned control system producing finer details and a better finish enhanced component including […]
The most affordable stereolithographic 3D printer ever is being manufactured right now and it looks like the first complete boxes have arrived at Formlabs. Can’t wait to see them expanding their market with this tinkerer’s dream tool.
The new printer is optimized for ABS, a better but more challenging solution for 3D printing. It also features 2 side-by-side extruders for multicolor prints, enclosed sides for a more stable cooling period and a higher quality build plate. Available mid-March for $2799 on Makerbot’s online store source: Makerbot press release