Formlabs 3D Printer
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.
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
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:
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.
Other Resources for ideas include--
Thingiverse for 3D printer ideas