Formlabs Form 3
The Form 3 by Formlabs is a versatile and professional 3D printer, designed for producing small, accurate and detailed prints in a variety of materials.
The Form 3 uses Low Force Stereolithography (LFS); an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing technology that uses linear illumination and a flexible tank to turn liquid resin into flawless prints. The resulting output are consistent, highly repeatable 3D printed parts with an excellent surface finish.
With a build size of 145mm x 145mm x 185mm, the Form 3 features a re-engineered optical system, the Light Processing Unit, which maintains a precise, dense laser spot of 85 microns for accurate prints, and uses a newly designed Form 3 Resin Tank with a flexible base. The 3D printed parts have tear-away light-touch supports, for easy clean-up.
The Form 3 uses Formlabs 1 litre resin cartridges, in a range of materials*.
Key features of the Form 3 include:
-Light-touch supports, that are easy to tear away
-Precise, dense laser spot size of 85 microns for accurate, detail prints
-Integrated sensors to monitor and maintain conditions for consistent performance
-Versatility to print in a range of resins
The Form 3 has excellent connectivity via Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The print software, PreForm allows for management of the Form 3 within teams to monitor and manage print flow.
The Form 3 is compatible with the Form Wash and Form Cure for a streamlined post-processing.
Formlabs Form 3 Technical Specifications
Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)
|Resin Fill System||Automated|
|Material(s)||Formlabs Resins 1 litre cartridges|
Form 3 Dimensions
Minimum Access Dimensions
405mm (w) x 375mm (d) x 530mm (h)
15.9” (w) x 14.8” (d) x 20.9″ (h)
|Max Build Size|
145mm (w) x 145mm (d) x 185mm (h)5.7” (w) x 5.7” (l) x 7.3” (h)
|Layer Thickness (axis resolution)|
25 – 300 microns
|Laser Spot Size (FWHM)|
One 250 mW laser
Auto-heats to 35°C
|Temperature control||Air-heated print chamber|
|Design file input format||STL / OBJ|
|Power requirements||100 – 240V, 2.5A, 50/60 Hz, 220 W|
1 Light Processing Unit
EN 60825-1:2007 certified
Class 1 Laser Product
405 nm wavelength
250 mW power
85 micron (0.0033 in) laser spot
Windows 7 (64-bit) onwards
Mac OS X 10.10 onwards
Wi-Fi (2.4, 5 GHz)
Ethernet (1000 Mbit)
5.5″ Interactive touch-screen
1280 x 720 resolution
SMS/email via Dashboard
Two LED status indicators
Speaker for audio alerts
|PreForm Print Setup Features|
Adaptive layer thickness for faster printing with fine details
Auto-orient for optimal print position
Auto-generation of supports
Rotate, scale, duplicate and mirror
Layer slicer for path inspection
|Dashboard Printer Management Features|
Manage prints and printers via the cloud
Track resin and tank usage over time
SMS and email alerts
Create enterprise group accounts with admins to more easily share printers & control access
Please note the Technical Specifications are provided by the Manufacturer and may be subject to change.