Formlabs Form 3 SLA Printer
|Where||3D Printer Lab|
|Host Area||SLA 3D Printer|
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/
Paid Parts Program
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 email@example.com - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or check the #sla-printing channel in Slack or the Form 3 SLA area in Discourse under CNC.
Authorizations are currently done in-person.
Additional Resources & Support
Contact email@example.com 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