3D Printing

3D Printing (5)

In this video tutorial we take our Rhino model to print on the Formlabs Form 2 Printer.

We are often asked for advice on creating .STL files from Rhino and in this video we look at the steps you should take within Rhino to ensure the STL output is valid for 3D printing.

Our model is a scraper and our focus is on ensuring the scraper geometry is correct before creating the mesh STL file. We look at common mistakes and how to fix them, then, once we have our correct geometry we take our valid STL file in to PreForm.

PreForm is the software that comes with the Formlabs printers and we open our STL file within PreForm and show how best to orientate and support the model to ensure a successful 3D print.

When we are happy with our PreForm set-up we send the model to print on the Form 2. The Form 2 uses inverted SLA technology to produce detailed prints in a variety of resins including a standard Grey resin which is used for our scraper as it's perfect for general purpose prototyping.

 


 


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Visit & Buy the Formlabs Form 2 Printer & Consumables Now at the London Showroom

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Experience how the Form 2 SLA printer could be the affordable 3D print solution you’re looking for
 

  • Come and get hands on with the Form 2 Printer, the Form Wash and Form Cure in London
     
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Post-processing with the Formlabs Form Wash and Form Cure

The Form Wash and Form Cure bring automation to your 3D printing workflow, helping you produce consistent high-quality results faster and with less effort


Form Wash

Form Wash

The Form Wash provides automated cleaning with parts going straight from your Form 2 printer to the Form Wash.

Go glove-free by keeping your print on the build platform while the Form Wash gets to work. Leaving you free to get on with your other tasks while the Form Wash does a precise cleaning job for you.

Once washing is complete the Form Wash helps avoid over-soaked and warped prints by automatically lifting your print out of the IPA. Your part will be air dry and ready for you.

What comes with the Form Wash?

  • Hydrometer - A custom hydrometer tool to check IPA saturation
  • Storage space - behind the wash bucket is space to keep your finishing tools neat and tidy
  • Siphon pump - Easy IPA transfer into and out of the wash bucket

Facts & Figures with the Form 2

  • 15 minutes - approximate wash time when using fresh isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
  • 8.6 litres - IPA volume for removable wash bucket
  • 70 prints - amount of prints per IPA refill in regular use

Form Cure

Form Cure

The Form Cure has been designed to maximise your materials properties and help you make the very best print.

The advanced Form Cure heating system precisely controls curing temperatures up to 80 degrees celsius.

The heating system preheats the chamber to get parts ready for optimum post-curing. Then, once the chamber is heated, 13 multi-directional LED’s emit the optimal wavelength of light and trigger the post-curing reaction.

The Form Cure’s rotating turntable provides your part with uniform light exposure.

Curing times with the Form Cure

The Form Cure has default time and temperature settings suitable for Formlabs Standard Resins. For optimum performance with all other materials you’ll use unique recommended material settings.

Whatever the time required you’ll know that your Form Cured part is fully cured and ready to work.

 


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With your Formlabs Form 2 busy delivering your 3D prints, you’ll want to be well stocked of Form 2 Consumables - we can help supply what you need 

 


Form 2 Resins

Form 2 Resins

Formlabs have formulated their resins in-house, developing a range that delivers top-quality output with great detail alongside durability and toughness. Visit the Formlabs Resin library and choose from a great selection of materials for your Form 2.

You can pop into our London Formlabs shop and showroom to buy your Form 2 Resin Cartridges or order your Formlabs Resin online via our webstore for same-day delivery in London or next-day delivery within the UK.


Form 2 Resin Tanks

Form 2 Resin Tanks

The Form 2 standard Resin tank generally lasts for about 2 Litres of Formlabs resin. Switching materials is easy with a separate tank for each individual resin colour - just slide in a new tank and you’re printing with a different material.

You can pop into our London Formlabs shop and showroom to buy your new Form 2 resin tank or order online via our webstore for same-day delivery in London or next-day delivery within the UK.


Form 2 Build Platform

Form 2 Build Platform

Make your workflow faster with a spare Form 2 build platform. Whether you’re changing resins or starting a new print while you remove your part.

You can pop into our London Formlabs shop and showroom to buy your new Form 2 build platform or order online via our webstore for same-day delivery in London or next-day delivery within the UK.


Need to top-up your Form 2 consumables?

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Simply Rhino are pleased to be an Official Formlabs supplier.

We supply and demonstrate the Formlabs Form 2 SLA printer.
 

The Form 2 printer from Formlabs is a game changer. Until now the space required and costs associated with professional SLA printers kept them out of reach of ownership by individual users and smaller practices. Not anymore! The Form 2 printer offers SLA 3D printing in an affordable desktop environment.

During the Formlabs SLA (stereolithography) process a laser is directed across a tray of liquid resin and this causes the solidification of a thin layer. This process repeats, and precise prints are built, layer by layer. The end result is printed parts that are detailed, watertight and isotropic.

  • Detail that stands out - The resolution possible with the form 2 means you can achieve fine detailed prints. Making the form 2 a good choice for anyone that appreciates and requires fine detail, a jeweller for example.
     
  • Watertight prints with the Form 2 - Unlike an FDM printer which fuses together filament the form 2 printer creates sealed surfaces.
     
  • Isotropy and the Form 2 - The Form 2 is capable of producing prints with consistent material properties along the X, Y and Z axes.
     

Come and experience the Form 2 Desktop Printer for yourself at our Formlabs London Showroom - get hands on and see what the printer can do for you!

Sold on the Form 2 already? Then buy the Formlabs Form 2 on-line now and choose from our range of delivery options including Click & Collect from our Formlabs London Shop.

Already have your Form 2 and need consumables? Buy your Form 2 Resin, Resin Tanks and more from us, either online at the RhinoWebStore or email or call us to arrange.


 

Form 2 Printer

Form 2 Printer

The Form 2 SLA Printer from Formlabs - The most advanced and affordable desktop 3D printer ever created. Find out why the Form 2 could be right for you.

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Form 2 Consumables

Form 2 Consumables

Form 2 consumables, including Resins, Build Platforms and Resin Tanks - 3D printing essentials to keep your Form 2 busy delivering your prints.

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Formlabs Post-Processing Suite

Formlabs Post-Processing Suite

The Form Wash and Form Cure can help you get stronger parts with less effort. Find out more about why you should add them to your workflow.

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Form 2 London Showroom

Form 2 London Showroom

Visit us at our London based showroom, experience 3D desktop printing for yourself and see why you should add a Form 2 to your studio toolkit.

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