Founded in 2011, Formlabs is now mainly known for its 3D printers and resins dedicated to the medical sector and healthcare professionals. As well as the Fuse 1, the Form 3+ and the Form 3BL, the manufacturer offers the Form 3B+. And like all the machines offered by the company, it is based on the SLA process.

Feature of the Form 3B+

An improved version of the Form 3B, the Form 3B+ offers a print volume of 145 x 145 x 185 mm. With a precision of up to 25 microns, the machine is based on Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) technology. According to the manufacturer, the LFS technology allows to increase the speed of printing 3D parts without neglecting their final rendering. A very important fact given that the printer is aimed at professionals in the medical sector. Obviously, the machine is compatible with the range of resins offered by Formlabs, including biocompatible and sterilizable medical resins. Large enough to print a large number of surgical instruments and medical devices, the Form 3B+ is validated for FDA approved processes. It is also suitable ofr medical device prototypes, jigs, fixtures, molds, and end-use parts. The Form 3B+ can also be used to create visual aids for education and anatomical models specific to a particular patient.With parameters designed to optimize printing time, Formlabs’ machine can meet critical deadlines and needs at any time.

Formlabs offers a range of suggestions of possible parts to print, along with an approximate print time. For example, you could print an implantology model in either clear or white resin in just 3.5 hours with a cost of only $9.36 USD.

Designed to be as efficient as possible, the printer incorporates an automatic resin delivery system, simple print preparation software, PreForm, and intuitive accessories such as Build Platform 2, equipped with patented Quick Release Technology.