Formlabs is preparing a special announcement for Sept. 22nd.
The video teasing their new product clearly shows significant differences compared to the current Form 1+, mainly what looks like a very different way of covering the printing area. Tomorrow will be an interesting day for affordable high resolution 3D printing!
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 a reinforced peel motor
light-blocking resin tank allowing easy external storage
The price hasn’t changed: 2799 EUR. Owners of the Form1 can upgrade their printer for a 599 EUR fee.
Furthermore, a new black resin is now available to complement the clear, white and grey version, all at 125 EUR/liter.
Finally, the web store now directly serves EU customers from Europe for much shorter shipping times and costs.
It looks like the Mac Plus of the 3D printing world finally arrived!