Video instructions and help with filling out and completing What Form 5495 Testimonials

Instructions and Help about What Form 5495 Testimonials

Before I talk about the 3d printer I have to admit I have a bit of a grudge against formlabs you see back when I was writing my finally anticipation in university on the accessibility of 3d printing I descended something along the lines of this while SDM 3d printing has clearly become low cost and easy to use other technologies such as SLA have not with these resin systems remaining at multi hundred thousand dollar price points being messy and not user-friendly this was a true fact statement at the time one week later in September of 2012 for grabs drop deform one on Kickstarter a true SLA 3d printer for under three thousand US dollars ready to run out of the box this is course made my entire justification null and void and how to delete that entire paragraph though honestly that entire document I wrote all the way back then is probably just as dated by now but seriously form lads set a new standard for affordable SLA then so how far if they come with this deform - and is it really worth three and a half thousand US dollars well watch to find out let's quickly cover specs the form 2 comes ready to run out of the box only requiring you to fit the resin tank build platform and resin cartridge of your choice as a build volume of 145 by 145 by 175 millimeters which may sound small but keeping in mind that SLA 3d printers tend to be a smaller build volume due to the higher detail they can resolve and this is actually a larger SLA that you'll find especially at this price point it's quite similar to the moai that I tested a little while ago but it's got a little bit more X&Y to play with you haven't heard of SLA 3d printers before it stands to stir the fog rafi apparatus and uses a laser directed a set of spinning mirrors called a gal vomiter the rotations of the mirrors and laser are precisely control to direct it exactly at the right X&Y coordinates on the print surface which in the case of the form 2 is a PDMS coated acrylic tray the liquid resin is hardened or polymerized by this UV laser and the prints are created upside down as the print surface slowly raises of the resident rate separating each layer has always been tricky where this little technology do the suction forces generated to the form to moves the tray slightly then uses a wiper to ensure clean releases each time if all this sounds a bit like jargon because it kind of is then don't worry the point of SLA technology is it's far more accurate than FDM is incapable of ridiculously high detail model makers take note form layers provide their own software called preform and I have to say it's only slightly short of pure magic when it comes to preparing files for this 3d printer it repairs support material for you the correct print orientation it can do it all in one click and it can even give you a print estimate and send it all over Wi-Fi to the 3d printer you can do manual support if you wish and yeah this software is pretty darn awesome you can interface the machine as I said with Wi-Fi or over USB and the files send over really fast I use this on Wi-Fi constantly and I haven't had a single issue with the system during my testing despite its ease of use the software won't design that's very important for resin 3d printing technologies and that is hollowing your 3d print to save on resin you see you can't just have a infill like an SDN machine would have instead a file would print solid if you send it to this machine so what you can do instead is actually model in your own crazy 3d in feel that is possible or you can actually just hollow out your parts with drainage holes I do recommend though for example with this cat I hold it out completely by setting the lower face and then just cutting it out cutting it off leaving a complete hollow void so it's better to do something like that rather than a small drainage hole because in my experience when you go to post cure your parts the resin just leaks out over time and it's very difficult to clean it out completely leaving marks on the final prints it's also important to know that the software will arrange parts for the best print ability but not for the most economic resin use with large rafts and support material use the form to is a complete ecosystem and you must use their resins which are pretty pricey at $149 US per liter for their standard gray which what I used for these parts here I did have noticed that a resin had far less smell than any other of tested which is awesome and made working near this machine a lot nicer but like every other liquid resin 3d printing system out there you should not touch the liquid resin with your bare hands it is actually toxic and you need to make sure the parts are fully cured before you handle them so I'll go into that in a minute but basically like other ones even though this machine is a lot more resolved you should not touch the uncured resin in the system alrighty so what about print quality well this is the first on maker's news I did not have a single failure on the form - not once during my testing of this machine so consider the fact that I've only run about one liter of resin through it actually not even I mean all these parts out here still haven't finished that one liter of resin which is pretty impressive