Formlabs Prepares To Ship The Super Sexy Form One 3D Printer

Posted: May 11, 2013 in GT, Technology
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The boy geniuses of Formlabs, David Cranor, Maxim
Lobovsky, and Natan Linder have posted a video
detailing their Form One 3D printer, one of the most
well-put-together 3D printing devices we’ve seen in a
while. The Form One uses a form of stereolithography
that prints the objects “upside down” by activating polymers with laser light. The resulting objects come
out of a bath of plastic looking like Neo tumbling out
of his oozing cocoon in The Matrix. The team at Formlabs is testing the first 15 units and
will begin shipping their devices to Kickstarter
supporters over the next few weeks. They’ve also
launched a support forum for beginning users, a must-
have for such a nascent technology. Beta users are testing the Form One as we speak
and the team is gathering test data. With their help, the Form Team has been able to
quickly identify issues while having the capacity to
address them head on. The data is invaluable to test
software and hardware, not to mention to prepare
instructional material for the thousands of users we
will eventually support. The company launched a successful Kickstarter
campaign last August and they’ve been showing
prototypes of the high-tech Form One for a few
months now. It looks like the system is finally coming
to fruition.

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