Form 2

100% Recommended

Description

The Form 2 is a high-resolution desktop stereolithography 3D printer (SLA) with an affordable price point. It's capable of printing with a full suite of materials from colorful standard resins to functional engineering materials with properties similar to materials like ABS, polypropylene, and rubber. It boasts a higher quality surface finish and feature resolution than standard FDM machines.

Product Details

Improve Printer Specifications
Printer Type
SLA
Print Bed Size (mm)
145 x 145 x 175
Layer Resolution
25-100 microns
Material Types
Resin
Maximum Temperature
Self heating resin tank
Open Source
No

Rating Summary

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Where to Buy

Form 2 Prints 133

59 Reviews

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Small 12986921 10153306662381920 5759637260298422932 n By [email protected] on Aug 23 2017
If you want detail, this printer will blow your mind.

I've owned this printer for less than a week but I already love it! I'm able to print for long periods unattended and the results are nothing short of amazing! The detail this printer can produce are truly unreal for a printer in this price range. 

The siftware that comes with the printer is very good considering the alternatives out there. It's very easy to use and the printer seems very easy to manage. It's small in footprint and really easy to work with.

I have had an issue within the first four days, that is causing me to return the printer for a replacement. That said, Formlabs suggested the return and will replace it with a new printer because it's a manufacturing defect and pay for all the shipping.  The customer service has impressed me and has been very responsive. The printer is wifi enabled, which is awesome. I can check on it remotely and see it's status. It also allowed the company to check error logs to help me sort out my issue quickly.

The community has been really helpful so far. I've had good luck finding the help I needed and it seems Formlab monitors it frequently so they do tend to chime in with help when needed, which I like.

Basically, if you're on the fence, let me shove you over. It's worth every penny. Buy it. You won't regret it. 

Avatar small By ktpbdc on Aug 30 2017
Awesome

This printer with the multiple resin types to use including cast able resign for my jewelry store is outstanding .  It has transformed our ability to make a custom jewelry and my wife's doll house miniatures.  I'm now branching off into other areas like items for cosplay.   The resolution is outstanding.  This actually beat the resolution that my mill could deliver and it works with multiple types of resin.    It is worth every  penny and will deliver the quality you want.  

Avatar small By flyer4food on Sep 24 2017
Form 2 review from a new owner

Great printer!  It's my first 3D printer but it's really amazing.  Watch the tutorial videos!  Never thought about "cupping" and "drooping", save yourself some $$ and watch the basics at least.

Avatar small By RunKenshi on Oct 25 2017
Great printer, perfect finish

very nice prints always a succes!!

Only disclaimer is the afterprint work you have to put onto it. With this I mean handling it with isop. alcohol.  Perfect for small prints tho! 

Avatar small By marko.maricevic on Oct 29 2017
Form 2 is a really good printer

Formlabs has done an excellent job with this 3D printer. Superior customer support. I wish the resin was a little cheaper but I certainly recommend it.

Small 3d373c4b 8442 440c 90b3 041ba8c4126a By Black_Ram_Industries on Nov 06 2017
Just works

As a engineer and designer I just need to hit print and then walk away. This is the best printer I own.

Small 01337926ea83d458d1ac10decb546e53f69352112f By marco_tacchetto on Nov 19 2017
Perfetct printer

top quality material, easy to set and  fantastic  print  resolution

Avatar small By dr.berry on Nov 28 2017
Print dental guides and other dental appliances

I love my 3 D printer!!

Small dental technics . nijmegen logo def By Dental Technics on Dec 01 2017
perfect solution for dental appliances

Labor saving "equipment" just love it

Avatar small By ARW on Dec 03 2017
First time with a 3D printer. I believe I got spoiled by having this one as my first.

It is an absolute joy as to how easy it is to set up, swap tanks, cartridges.  The quick change build platform means I can have the next job running within minutes of the last one completing.  It belongs to work, but I'm accountable for it.  It runs about 16 hours/day since new.  I've had one failure due to user error, my error.  Wish we had 2 of them, so I wouldn't have to come in on odd hours to swap out the build platform and start the next print.

Cost of the consumables is something to seriously consider.  I have 4 extra build platforms, over a dozen cartridges of various resins, 2 UV cure chambers I built, having to replace tanks after 2 liters of resin is something to consider.  Obviously I don't have to pay for that, which makes this review very biased based on success of the prints only, and not cost of overall system and it's consumables.

The software to set up the prints is easy and very intuitive.  Formlabs has great support, videos, and customer service.  They have quickly resolved issues I've had with orders and been timely in responding to communication online.

I love this thing.

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