Formlabs Form 3 SLA Printer

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Formlabs Form 3 SLA Printer
File:Form3.png
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Make/Model Form 3
Usability yes
Contact CNC@pumpingstationone.org
Where 3D Printer Lab
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $4,000
Host Area SLA 3D Printer


Formlabs Form 3 SLA Printer Area: SLA 3D Printer https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Formlabs_Form_3_SLA_Printer





Description

The 4th and 5th iteration of Formlab's SLA printers. Released for use by artists, designers, and professional 3D printers. The Form 3 offers a larger print area than the Form 2 and an improved optics engine.

Consumables and Materials

Who provides resin and trays? You may purchase your own resin and tray. These can be picked up locally from the Dynamism office if you call them: https://www.dynamism.com/

Members may have a part run at the cost of the resin without needing to be authorized. This program is run by the Industrial CNC Area.

You can send an STL file for automatic supports to cnc@pumpingstationone.org - automatic settings are used to produce your part. The Area Host will be in contact with you to confirm material and collect payment.

You can also prepare files yourself using the Formlabs Preform software. There is a Discourse thread discussing how to do so in great detail: https://discourse.pumpingstationone.org/t/how-to-succeed-using-preform-for-the-form-3-sla-3d-printer/1210

Prerequisites to Authorization

The only prerequisite for Form 3 authorization is to be authorized on the "regular" 3D printers. Must be able to create a print on one of the currently operational filament printers. Formlabs authorization is about one 2-hour session. A Canvas Course is in progress.

Authorization - How to Sign Up for Training

Email cnc@pumpingstationone.org or check the #sla-printing channel in Slack or the Form 3 SLA area in Discourse under CNC.

Authorization Tracking

Authorizations are currently done in-person.

Scheduling

Danger Committee

Sky Nova
Kathryn Born
Paul Ocampo

Additional Resources & Support

Contact cnc@pumpingstationone.org for authorization and questions, or send a message in #sla-printing on Slack or post a question in the Form 3 SLA category under CNC in Discourse.

You can also check some fantastic documentation Formlabs have set up on their website here: https://support.formlabs.com/s/topic/0TO1Y000000cVQoWAM/best-practices-for-printability-form-3l?language=en_US

Authorized People

Danger Committee

Sky Nova
Kathryn Born
Paul Ocampo
Andrew Camardella
Mike Thompson
Ray Doeksen
Aushra A
Brian Barnt
Ryan Pierce
Victor Mateevitsi
Brian Adamson