An affordable, professional 3D printer

By: | December 6th, 2012

Are you frustrated that low-end 3D printers don’t have the quality to make the true beauty of your designs real? Do you dream of having the power and resolution of a truly professional machine on your desktop? We’ve created an easy-to-use system that rivals the output of high-end printers at a fraction of the cost.

Formlabs is disrupting 3D printing.

Our reason for starting this project is simple: there are no low-cost 3D printers that meet the quality standards of the professional designer. As researchers at the MIT Media Lab, we were lucky to experience the best and most expensive fabrication equipment in the world. But, we became frustrated by the fact that all the professional-quality 3D printers were ridiculously expensive (read: tens of thousands of dollars) and were so complex to use. In 2011, we decided to build a solution to this problem ourselves, and we are now ready to share it with the world.

High resolution belongs on your desktop.

We’ve been hard at work for over a year, and with your help, we’re ready to take the Form 1 into full-fledged production. By supporting this effort, you’ll be the first to get your hands on an amazing 3D printer AND help usher in a new era of 3D printing – an era in which your creative output is no longer limited by price or dauntingly complex machines.

The Form 1 will change creative design.

We’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to design a complete 3D printing experience:

  • The Form 1 printer is engineered to produce high resolution parts with the touch of a button
  • Form software is intuitive and simple to use so you can spend less time setting up prints and more time designing
  • The Form Finish post-processing kit keeps your desktop organized so that you can easily put the finishing touches on your masterpiece

Visit http://formlabs.com/ for more details.

Jeremy Helms

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