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We are the 3D printing arm of a larger company called Express Group Ltd. Fixing printers since 1988, today we are a Specialist Parts Distributor and Experts in 3D Printing.
We take quality control very seriously, which is why we are audited for ISO9001:2015 certification, this helps ensure we provide great customer service.
Formlabs is a brand synonymous with quality. Their 3D printers print perfectly formed, high resolution models using stereolithography. Both the Form 1+ and Form 2 models are a superb choice ideally suited to education, engineering and office environments. If you need any help making your choice, call us on 01765 540 115 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note: Removable container holds a maximum of 8.6 L of IPA. IPA needs to be purchased separately.
The Formlabs Form Wash is a state-of-the-art automated wash station that’s been engineered to clean parts printed with the Form 2 3D printer.
New for 2017, the Form Wash is built to fit the build platform of the Form 2 perfectly. You insert your part or parts into the Form Wash on the build platform (or standalone, if you prefer) and leave it to do its thing. The automated wash system has an impeller that agitates 90% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) around parts, to clean them completely.
With its automated wash cycle, the Form Wash eliminates the need for manual washing and related post-processing. It saves you time and effort. The tank holds 8.6-litres of IPA, which is enough to clean the largest parts and up to 70 prints. Included in the box is a hydrometer, which is used to routinely test the IPA so you know when it needs changing.
Compared to manual washing, the Form Wash is seriously efficient. It times washes perfectly to eliminate the risk of warping which can occur if parts are submerged in IPA for too long, and there’s even a siphon which lets you quickly transfer IPA to a wash bucket.
Formlabs was founded out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 to bring high-resolution, low-cost 3D printing to the world. The first Formlabs 3D printer, the Form 1, was announced in October 2012 through a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign raised a record $2.95 million in funding and the first Form 1 3D printers started shipping in 2013.
The Form 1+ and the Form 2 are the latest-generation 3D printers from Formlabs. They were released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Like their predecessor, the Form 1, the Form 1+ and Form 2 are stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers. They use a high precision optical system to direct a laser across a tank of liquid resin. The laser causes a very thin layer of resin to solidify. This process is then repeated until the object is printed. The results are amazing – models printed with a Formlabs 3D printer are super-detailed and parts are end-use worthy.
The Form 2 boasts a 42 per cent bigger build volume than the Form 1+ and it is also up to 50 per cent faster. The 2 also boasts a sliding peel mechanism and a new automated and heated resin tank, all of which makes the Form 2 the best Formlabs 3D printer ever made. If you are torn between a lower-cost fused filament fabrication 3D printer and the fanciness of a stereolithography printer, we recommend SLA if your application requires highly-detailed and super-consistent parts. SLA produces higher quality prints than FFF in most applications.