Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D Printer Review!

Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D Printer Review!


hey guys it’s Sean from tested we are
back today with a review of the formlabs form 3 it’s their newest SL a resin
printer and we’ve been using it for about two months this is a pretty
in-depth long-term kind of review Before we jump into it I think we should review
SLA printing just for those of you who may not know you have FDM printing which
is the plastic filament printing you typically see around home and schools
and is probably the most common 3d printing that pops up have a spool of
plastic filament that gets extruded through a hot nozzle and drawn onto the
print bed SLA or stereo lithography printing works a little different it is
a liquid resin which is getting cured and hardened by a UV light so in this
case a laser which is the same as their previous form – and form one plus having
said that once you’re done with the print you typically have to wash it in
alcohol to get off the extra resin sometimes there’s a little post curing
that you have to do with a UV light or out in the Sun depending on the resin
and the print process itself generally is a platform that goes down into a
liquid vat of resin a laser or other UV light hits it through a optically clear
tray bottom hardens it there’s usually a peel process which breaks it loose from
the bottom of the tank so in the case of the form – it would slide to the side
break it loose lift up the resin flows back in and it repeats that until you’re
all done so what they’ve done with the form 3 is kind of a drastic departure
from how SLA has been done before they’re calling it low for stereo
lithography and that involves two mechanisms which are different than the
two the first is a tray the resin tray has a flexible bottom and combined with
that is a light processing unit the LPU which actually moves the laser back and
forth across the bottom of the tray so it will tent up the bottom of that
flexible tray and basically as it moves past the printed part it is doing a bit
of a peel process as it goes so it doesn’t move the
afterwards that’s it it raises it up to let the resin flow back in and it
continues that until it’s done what that allows the printer to do is it puts far
less strain on the print and the print supports so you know when you have these
suspended from the tray there’s usually some kind of support mechanism which
holds the print itself so the low force carrier lithography allows you to get
finer surface finish and use less supports or finer point tips which will
break off easier or a combination of the both and in practice it definitely
worked I got really really nice prints out of it and we’ll go in a little more
how the mechanism on this particular unit works after we talk about the rest
of the specs they’ve also lowered the laser spot size
it is an 85 micron laser spot versus the 140 micron spot size that was on the
forum – so theory should be able to get finer detail resolved with that laser
the wattage has remained the same between the two it can handle and print
a layer Heights going from point three millimeters at the fattest to 0.025
millimeters at the thinnest we printed most of our stuff at 0.1 millimeter or
point of a 5 millimeter and I didn’t feel a need to go beyond that 4.0 to 5
you’d have to have something very very detailed to do that the build volume is
roughly the same as the form – it’s five point seven by five point seven by seven
point three inches so it’s just shy of half an inch taller in the z-axis than
the two but otherwise they’re they’re identical it uses the same current
platform in fact it has a heated chamber it has a hot air heated chamber so
that’s a hot air blower versus the forum – which uses the heated tray so now the
entire chamber is going to be heated with a hot air blower which I found it
did heat a faster than the the Trey heater typically did has full
touchscreen that you can access all the maintenance and system information print
times it will store a good many prints on the printer itself it will show you a
rendering of the model and you can call those up and
without access to the internet or having this hooked up to a computer just nice
far as connectivity goes we have Wi-Fi Ethernet and USB all worked fine for me
I had it hooked up for Wi-Fi for most of the time and it was able to upload both
firmware and prints without any problem and that will then interface also with
the their dashboard system which is their web interface which as of right
now it basically lets you track prints print times failures materials used tray
use and down the line for the three it’s going to have remote print capabilities
it is not implemented yet so I didn’t get to test that but there is a beta
option a beta program that you can sign up for via the dashboard interface you
can also interface with it via the preformed software which is where you’re
going to set up the model and these support structures and etc so that’s
kind of like that the general rundown of the form 3 will get a little more in
detail after we take a look at the prints because why wait so the prints
the prints were fantastic I was really really impressed with them I basically
got the print in gray there’s standard gray resin and in the clear and the
surface finish on these is definitely finer than I would get on the two you
got less stepping on the fatter resolutions on the fatter layer Heights
and on the medium setting most of these prints I can’t see the lines which I was
really impressed by so we’ll take a closer look at these as well
in particular I found that the clear prints were even clearer than on the two
the two would come out and they would be a little foggy no matter what layer
height you use with a little bit of sanding polishing you could get them
fairly optically clear with this this is already well on its way they are much
clearer prints coming directly out of the printer than they were on the – and
I think that a lot of that has to do with the fact that because the the low
force technology is just put not putting as much strain on the model or the
supports so it doesn’t shift around by little you know barely perceivable
amounts so that each of those layers stacks up cleaner and it just makes it
more likely to be optically clear I printed a lens here from one of formlabs
little camera kits at 0.025 and you can definitely see through it and if you did
a little polishing than this or maybe a resin dip you could definitely get it
see-through so very impressed with the prints I had no real issues for most of
the printing process I had a few instances where I had a failed print and
failed prints on this are typically either it falls off the support
structure so falls off these guys or the whole base comes off of the platform
that that tends to happen with smaller prints that don’t have a very big
footprint I had two instances where the print did break off of the platform
stuck to the bottom of the tray and I had to remove that so on the form – it
has a soft layer on the very top of a glass bottom so it’s still fairly rigid
so you could take the putty knife that comes with the cleaning kit and just
scrape along that and pop it off without too much trouble
the primary run into with the the three is that because it has a flexible bottom
on the print tray it makes it much harder to get those off they’ve also
reformulated the coating that’s on the bottom so prints tend to stick more I
found than they did on the – when they fail like that so I had some extra
skirts concerns that I was going to puncture through the bottom when I was
scraping along that so what they’ve done in this case is
they’ve also upgraded the storage for the trays they have what they call the
lunch box so it has the UV protective cover and it has a fully enclosed case
to keep them clean but they also recommend putting the prints in here
because it should be clean and it gives you a firm bottom the clean failed
prints I found that I had better luck just putting on a pair of the nitrile
gloves and using my fingernail to pick it off and that worked fine and made me
far less nervous than scraping the putty knife along the bottom they are working
on four specifically for the three light touch supports this is also not
implemented yet in preform the software it will basically be a totally different
geometry a totally different way of generating the sports structures and
they will basically just kind of break away without leaving much of a mark at
all on the print I suspect that they’re gonna be very much like the very lace
like lattice work structures that I’ve seen on higher-end resin printers since
there’s not as much force on them you should be able to print on something
like that without it breaking off and I’m really curious to see how that works
because I had a really good success with just lowering the point size and getting
really clean prints right off the supports so be interesting to see how
the light touch support compares to those so let’s talk about also
orientation and cupping on prints in the past with SLI printing and particularly
the form 2 you were always encouraged to angle things on the print bed so for
example we have the pumpkin monster here and he has this very wide base so
generally you would not want to print them straight up and down like that
because it has this very large surface area that it would have to break loose
and peel from the tray bottom every time and that puts a lot of strain on the
support structure and you’re much more likely for this to tear loose from the
supports and fail the print with the form 3 I printed a lot of stuff just
flat down like I normally would not but because it’s putting far less strain on
there and it’s kind of doing a peel process as it goes I had no problems
printing those they came out well they did not break off the support structures
and the surface finish was was great the other
thing is cupping so if you were printing say a cup upside down so let’s pretend
this cup this pumpkin head is a closed cup if you’re just starting this print
and it is dipping down into the resin and you just started to build these
walls around here when you dip that cup down in the resin it’s going to build up
air pressure inside of that cup and sometimes it can force its way out and
blow a hole through the side of the print wall so the preform software will
generally try to warn you when it has a cupping situation where you can have a
blowout once again the way the low force stereo
lithography is working I was able to print some cupped items that I would
normally either put vent holes in to alleviate that pressure or reorient so
that it didn’t have that Cup on the print bed and they printed fine as well
so your mileage may vary on that but definitely the low force technology has
is helped with both the angle of the print and the cupping on prints
so also good news I did run into a few other interesting issues other than the
two failed prints that I had which worked completely my fault on mice
cuttlefish which has been one of our go-to test prints on the forum printers
I have typically printed it straight up and down like this because orienting it
this way I was able to use very few supports and it was a very little clean
up which was really great especially if you’re like gonna sell these or produce
a whole bunch of them or anything like that when I printed it this way on the
three I got weird what I called varicose veins they are these weird tubular
disruptions in the surface that looked like little veins other than that the
surface finish was absolutely great I talked to foreign labs about it and
they’re like oh yeah about that we’re we’re looking into it so it is a known
issue that is somewhere within the software firmware that they said certain
curved objects when oriented straight up and down on the bed could exhibit these
types of artifacts so I saw it show up on the bottom of the scuttle fish here
and I saw it show up on the very bottom of this lens which also has that kind of
curved surface so that is something to be aware
of in something which I would expect to see resolved in a future software and or
a firmware update what they had me do is tilt the model kind of like you
typically would for one of these prints and they completely disappeared the
surface finish was fantastic but I had to use a lot more supports so
I hope that they get that one ironed out in the near future we should also talk
about print times I’ve heard reports of those who have gotten the form theory in
their hands that print times are longer than they were on the two and I found
that that is true sometimes what I want to do is talk about how this mechanism
actually works and then we’ll talk about the print times because it’ll kind of
make it clear what you understand how everything is working inside here so one
of the first things they did with the three is they made everything modular so
if any of you have ever had to clean the optics on the form to it is a pain you
have to take the whole housing off there’s light and dirt baffles that you
have to pull out of the way there’s two little galvo mirrors that are on motors
you have to clean there’s a main big mirror that you have to clean there’s an
optical glass that you have to clean and it’s a really difficult process
especially without getting more dirt in there so unless you have a cleanroom the
likelihood of getting some lint or dirt or something in there is very high so
cleaning the optic on optics on the – you didn’t have to do it often but you
did have to do it every once in a while and it was not the easiest thing to deal
with so approach the three in a more modular
fashion so that the light unit is an actual cartridge that you can home so
that you can get to it you can pull it out unplug it put in a new one and
you’re good to go so they’ve they’ve kind of like looked
ahead to in field user friendly service in order to expedite repairs and service
which i think is is a great way of doing things
the LPU the light processing unit itself is is an interesting beast as well
because the original setup was basically the form – as I said the the laser which
bounced off two mirrors onto a big mirror through the optical glass
a lot of glass to clean the LP you basically has one long optical window so
there’s not much to clean on it it has a parabolic mirror inside that bounces the
laser at a exact perpendicular angle to the print tray so that you get really
accurate printing all across the up-and-down of the tray and then the
cartridge itself is basically on a lead screw that then moves it across the tray
which is a very unusual way of doing things combined with the flexible tray
which is even more complicated than just a flexible bottom at first it has a
flexible soft bottom underneath that is then a stronger flexible film that rides
on top of the LP you so the LP u basically has these rollers
these metal rollers on either side of the glass that tent that film up and
then the film rolls on top of that which is its to me is a crazy way of doing
things but it it does work the other mechanism involved with that is that
there is rods on either side of the tray on the bottom and I thought that those
are rollers at first but they’re actually tensioning rods so when you
insert the tray into the printer there’s a tensioning mechanism that grabs that
and pulls the film tight so that it is nice and optically clear there’s no you
know wrinkles or divots or anything like that and it gives it a nice smooth rigid
surface to roll against my immediate thing as a film person is you have metal
rollers running against a clear optical film on your printer is that not going
to cause problems like what if you get a piece of dirt in there what if it grinds
into the film to me that seemed like a real possibility
I talked to foreign labs about that and they’re like yeah obviously yes we have
thought of that and and and that is something we are aware of that could
happen that’s part of the reason why they’ve moved to the lunch box system to
store the trays to keep that film perfectly clean you will i think
occasionally have to dust off the LP u unit it does Park underneath the top
edge of the printer but you can bring it out so it’s like
exposed to dust it off if need be and I could see it happening where a piece of
dirt got in that roller and caused a problem I printed with this for two
months I did not have any of those problems I did not get a speck of dirt
from that mechanism on the window or on the film however I did observe that on
the edges of the film if you look under the tray you could see very faint lines
of dust you could also see a few little bits of dust accumulating on the metal
rollers that are on either either side of that optical window and basically I
think what that is is basically just wear and tear of those rollers going
across that film but it always successfully pushed everything to the
sides of the film I never had anything show up on the bottom of the tray so
they have thought this through I’m interested to see how this goes in the
long run unlike the previous the very early form two trays which would like
start to cloud up after about one or two cartridges of resin these have a
somewhat indefinite lifespan with standard resin so if you’re using like
the black white grey the pretty standard resins these will last much longer than
they normally would on the form too because they have a different coating
formulation the way the whole mechanism with the low for stereo lithography
works they will last longer so you may see a trailer run out on tensioning
before you see it optically run out it depends how often you take them in and
out because it only tensions when you put the tray in so I’ll be interested to
see how that shakes out in the long run but my concerns is a film person at
least in the two months I had it proved to be unfounded let’s move on to the
print times so the reason I want to delay that until after we talked about
the print mechanism is that the way this works can affect print time so I printed
pumpkin guy pumpkin monster here which with the head and everything took up
most of the print bed it took 23 and a half hours at the 0.05 layer height on
the form 3 irena through pre the preform software and the time estimate for the
form 2 was three and a half hours less that’s a huge difference so it’s like
okay what’s going on here so I’ve ran some more tests so I did I
did another model which took only 15 minutes longer on the form three versus
the form two so not as drastic but still a difference then I ran the friend of
tested Dave Goldberg this is his cockpit model I ran this on both of them exact
same time so I started to suspect that what was going on was that because the
laser has a mechanical aspect to it it’s not just bouncing light off of optics
it’s actually moving the laser I thought that might have something to do with it
so something that would take up more of the printbed where that cartridge has to
move more across the tray would take more time on the three than on the two
and I was I did confirm that that was that’s exactly what’s happening i
conferred with formlabs so for example i did an experiment where
i took four cubes i put them at the corners of the print tray and then i did
the same for cues but in a line along one side it took 35 minutes longer to
print it at the four corners and it did in that straight line on the form – you
really wouldn’t see much difference if you scattered them like that in print
times so that’s kind of interesting and what they also told me was that the form
3 is actually capable of printing faster than the 2 it’s just not there yet and
if this has been kind of popping up a lot during the reviewing process it’s
like not quite there yet not implemented yet give it we’re working on it so like
the veining that we had in some of the prints the some of the engineering
resins that format’s has do not currently work in the 3 so be aware of
that if you’re hot to try to get it like right away and I also found things like
the preform software attendant is it seems to be running slower than I was
used to which is also confirmed because a lot of things aren’t optimized yet for
the 3 and likes things like the light touch supports aren’t there yet so my
suspicion is that somewhere along the lines of the
development of the 3-sum department maybe marketing or something I don’t
know was like we have to make this announcement at this conference that’s
coming up or by this date and I think that they rush to get this like
mechanically and solid and get the hardware done but they announced before
everything was truly finished so that’s just something to be aware of if you are
looking to get it right away there’s a lead time right now about two months so
they’re talking about releasing in December we’re shooting this at the end
of October there’s a lead time of two months on these right now and I suspect
that by that time you’re gonna see a lot of things implemented and improvements
over what I had I have faith in form labs it is a good printer I got
excellent prints off of it the form too was an excellent printer and has been
for me so I I have faith in them that everything will get fixed and
implemented it’s just going to take some time and as far as like would I get this
printer yes I’m gonna be sad to see this go I still the form to the form too is
still fantastic I will be sad to see this one go because of the prints were
great pricing on this is $3,500 which gets you the printer and the basic wash
station which is two containers to put your alcohol in for post washing and
they have an upgrade for that which is five thousand dollars which is the
printer the wash machine the cure machine and the pro service plan so if
you’re doing big production work and you need faster results and more support
that may be the way to go for you they have also discontinued the form too
although they still are selling some that have been refurbished with a
one-year warranty for twenty eight fifty so it might be a good time to pick up a
form too it’s still a great printer they have
committed to supporting the form 2 through 2023 for parts service and
consumables so that’s a good length of time and it may even extend past that so
this has been the formlabs form 3 using low force
stereo lithography or rethinking of how SLA is handled we recommended with
reservations just be aware of what you’re getting into since I think it was
released a little bit before it was fully done but I have faith that
formlabs will come through in the end and finish things up this has been Shawn
for tested tune in next time see you later

62 thoughts on “Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D Printer Review!

  • November 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    Excited to see a review on this. I have seen so many ads on this, curious to see if it lives up to the hype.

    Edit, also, first one here!

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Beautiful

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    Who has been here with Adam before 2019???
    Show yourself in comment section 🔥♥️

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    3rd

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Love it

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Please try to make Da Vinci’s diving suit

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    Yo no puedo hacer ni un avión de papel 🙁

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    oh man… that is one nice nice nice resin 3D printer… hope to one day get my hands on one

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    I'd love to see you guys do reviews on cheaper, consumer friendly 3D printers. Most of us can't drop several grand on one but would love to see thoughts on some that are under $500

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    The print resolution is quite stunning

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Really wish Formlabs would not discontinue their previous models so quickly…

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    The Form 2 is supported through 2023 and thats a good length of time? $2500 and consumables might only be available for 3 years? You would be dumb to buy that

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    There was a long lead time (3-6 months, ordered it June/July we got it end of October) when the design firm I work for finally got it, but have been told that the lead time now is waaaay shorter. I was elated at how easy it was to set up and use. I have used the Form 2 before and own a Photon S DSLA printer, and the Form3 was ready out of the box, minimal calibration (setting the printer on a level-ish surface), there are written and videos on setup of the printer, materials, and software tutorials. The software does have bugs, it does run slower than other SLA slicers, and does not give an estimated print time until it has ported over the print job to the printer, so right now its a guess as how long the print times are. we invested in the Form Wash and Cure stations and have made the post processing a breeze and give a much better finish results than doing it manually, especially with the clear resins. I hope Tested gives those peripherals a review as well, as it expedited my efficiency and allows me to do other industrial design tasks while the stations do their thing. It is a bummer that Ceramic resin and other resins aren't compatible with the Form 3, as we where hoping to fire some high temp/final product ceramic products. Customer Service was pleasant, Form Labs definitely did not anticipate the demand for the release, they did send out a mass email to customers who have ordered it, apologizing for missing or delaying a promised delivery date. all that being said, it is a PHENOMENAL printer, we use both FDM, DSLA and SLA printers for product development and it has delivered what it has promised. We are already thinking of upgrading to their From 3L which offers 5x the print volume. This printer is on the fringe of a hobbyist/professional divide. I use a Photon S for smaller, faster, "hobbyist" prints, whereas I use the Form 3 for bigger, precision driven prototyping and engineering.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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    Hi Adam like how durable is the vat in the Form3. Best regards and great review.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Nice and thorough review!

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    Ho
    Ly
    Shit

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    So form 3 is not ready for prime time.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm
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    Print me a life.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    I would like to see a episode of I bring you a widget about the size of a softball, how do you imput the info to start making and item

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    still in beta

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Here I am sitting with my Elegoo Mars printing great models for almost 10x less money. No wash station, but that is easily doable on your own without specialised tools. Hell, look at Peopoly Phenom and their huge print volume that puts this thing to shame for 1800$ with great quality. I just don't get the point of posting this kind of video.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    Cho phụ đề tiếng Việt đi anh trai. Hoặc tôi bỏ đăng ký.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    So it's a handy, here's a link to the Form 3 printer: https://formlabs.com/3d-printers/form-3/

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Cheers Sean! Very informative / comprehensive.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Interesante.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    The only thing missing from this review was a limit test in terms of detail. Whenever technology like this is reconceptualized I want to see what it can't print, not just what it can. The squid is fine, but it's really not that crazy of a model. I'd love to see how it tackles something truly insane.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    FDM Printing is a Computer Controlled Hot Glue gun.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Compared to those prints my Ultimaker 2+ looks kinda old fashioned…

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Ok the results are great but who the heck would buy this, its soooo expensive i can print the same stuff with a 200-300$ printer like photon or mars. the printingsize is bigger thats an argument but this thing is for big facilitys not for my desk 😆

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Been using mine for a few weeks or so for doing Model related stuff like Stinger Pods for my Tamiya #36208 Flakpanzer Gepard 1A2 : https://i.imgur.com/MJZZkon.jpg or additional armor parts for my Tamiya #56020 Leopard 2A6 that is currently in the conversion process to a Leopard 2A7+ : https://imgur.com/a/GzLRqvl

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Taking advice from a guy who can't say Mirror…What the hell is a mear

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  • November 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    3:35 Come on. I have no idea how a production with an (obviously) international audience winds up talking about build volume in inches without even mentioning metric: 14.5 × 14.5 × 18.5cm

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  • November 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    The prints off that thing are absolutely amazing. To think how far this technology has come as quickly as it has is mindblowing.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    $3,500!

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  • November 11, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Glad you had a good time with your Form 3!

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  • November 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm
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    Would it be worth to upgrade from a From 2 ?

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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    A nice, thorough review that dives deeper than the marketing department’s feature list. But, of course, I have one quibble with it.

    With a $3.5K-$5K price, anyone likely to buy this already knows about the health, safety and waste disposal aspects of SLA. But considering how much of the Tested audience consists of hobbyists who may be new to resin-based printing or 3D printing in general, I think the review should have devoted at least a few minutes to safety.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    That's so expensive! Ali-Baba has a large variety of these resin printers, and they cost alot less than $3500

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  • November 11, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    Just received the Form 3 today, November 11. Waiting on the Form 3L, maybe sometime in 2020.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    overcomplicated and overpriced

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  • November 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    Wish i didn't have bills to pay.. Oh well.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Need to see the detail on 28mm miniatures.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    I was done with this company since the 1st Form. The customer supports was pretty much just trying to sell me the next-gen printer even when I still had a working unit that I barely used. I especially liked then they stopped making trays with resins and here am I sitting with a very expensive worthless orange box. I'd advise against buying Form 2 at this point, cuz in 2023 with no official consumable and support you will end up like me.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    Couldn't watch it all. An extremely expensive sla printer for the extremely rich delivered by a guy, creepily staring off to the side the whole time hahahahha

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    35 hundred ..why not 35 hundred and 99c omg
    ill have one for free and ill even convert it to pounds.dame you could have a printer factory then

    with a mars or photon at there prices..

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  • November 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    I wonder it they could use an air jet to raise the film up to touch the cured layer instead of the rollers?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    Oddly enough, lasers are used to erase varicose veins.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    Can I buy one of those Pumpkin guys? Raw unpainted please?!

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    Not a single mention of how gloves are REQUIRED when handling raw resin and uncured prints? That's very irresponsible. Extremely disappointed in Tested.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    Engineer who thought this up needs to study minimalism.. so many extra parts.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    Are you going to review the Prusa SL1?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    Credits:
    Pumpkin Monster by Pontus: https://pinshape.com/items/38334-3d-printed-pumpkin-monster
    Skull Box by 3DKitbash: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:478336
    Squid Attack by Bin Li: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:854890
    Camera lens by Amos Dudley – full camera here: https://pinshape.com/items/25871-3d-printed-slo-printed-lens-camera
    Starship front and nametags by our friend Dave Goldberg: http://goldbergarts.com/
    Scuttlefish by me: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3704369

    Special thanks to Kyle at Formlabs for answering a LOT of questions.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    3.300$, LOL. Keep on like that and in two years BB formlabs.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    Who can be bothered with all the work associated with SLA? Meh, I guess it depends on if you need super high detail.

    Also, why does he keep looking off camera? It’s so distracting. Yes, I have adhd. 😂

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  • November 12, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    3500 to 5000 dollars puts it right out of the budget of most enthusiasts (I paid 5000 dollars for my car!), so I'll just admire it from afar!

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  • November 12, 2019 at 10:18 am
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    What a horrible company, expensive printers, at that price u can by multiple printers with larger build volume, their previous customers that bought Form2 will only have a few years support, expensive resins and consumables compared to competitors.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    do more something like elegoo mars (on the cheaper side)

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  • November 12, 2019 at 11:49 am
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    Do we have solid data on how long the new resin tanks last for the Form 3?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    Loving these videos on the AM industry. Any chance Tested could start making videos for powder bed fusion printers and specifically focusing on metal AM?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    I'll have a look at the Form 3 again when they actually implement the light touch support. Basically the only reason I can see myself upgrading from the Form 2 at this point.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    But how does it compare to the sub $500 units that you can get? Honestly not sure those prints are that much better. Also the new large build volume models are also cheaper.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    Great review! Can you make one about the Mars Pro that is coming out from Elegoo? Thank You! 🙏🏼

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