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Maker Lab

Formlabs 3D Printer

Formlabs 3D Printer

 Specialty Tools Form 2

The Form2 is a hobby class prototyping machine that uses a UV light to cure a liquid plastic to print 3D parts. In the Maker Lab we have 2 Form2 3D printers along with post processing cleaning station and UV curing unit.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and e-mail the Maker Lab to set up printing

Workspace: 145x145x175mm (5.7x5.7x6.9 inches), layer height 25-100 microns

Materials: Standard resin, Tough, Flexible, High Temp, Castable (Formlabs Materials)

File Types: STL, OBJ

Material Fees: Prints are charged based on material use.

Common Terminology: SLA- (Stereolithography) a form of 3D printing in which a light-emitting device is used to link molecules to produce the part layer by layer

Video Links

Formlabs YouTube Channel


Software for creating 3D model:

You can use any 3D modeling software that can save as an STL, 3MF, or OBJ. Here are some free options.

AutoDesk Suite offers free software. Recommend Fusion 360 for experienced or TinkerCAD for beginners.

SketchUp offers free software

Software for slicing 3D model to send to 3D printer:

PreForm Software

Manufacture Information

Formlabs Website

Formlabs Form2 Product Line

Formlabs Form2 Support Page

Design Models for Printability

Sample Projects

Chess Set

This chess set was printed from designs from thingiverse, but you could create your own models. Print models to be used for prototyping, final production, gifts, and more.

Chess set printed on Form2

Other Resources for ideas include--

Thingiverse for 3D printer ideas