3D printing: Precision arrives with Formlabs and the Form 1
We first heard about Formlabs’s high-resolution Form 1 3D printer back in September. Where most mainstream printers use the equivalent of a hot glue gun to lay plastic down layer-upon-layer in order to build up a part, the Formlabs’s approach uses stereolithography: an approach that uses a liquid photopolymer resin which hardens when blasted with laser light. This lets the machine print four times as precisely as low-cost competitors using more conventional approaches to printing. 
  • Camera: SONY NEX-5N
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 16mm

3D printing: Precision arrives with Formlabs and the Form 1

We first heard about Formlabs’s high-resolution Form 1 3D printer back in September. Where most mainstream printers use the equivalent of a hot glue gun to lay plastic down layer-upon-layer in order to build up a part, the Formlabs’s approach uses stereolithography: an approach that uses a liquid photopolymer resin which hardens when blasted with laser light. This lets the machine print four times as precisely as low-cost competitors using more conventional approaches to printing.