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.