We purchased a Formlabs Form1+ 3D printer as part of our new facility budget, and it arrived last week. I'm planning on setting it up this weekend, but I wanted to mention a quick facts about the printer:
- Material: UV-curing resin
- Build Volume: 4.9 x 4.9 x 6.5"
- Feature size: 0.012"
- Layer Thickness: 0.001" - 0.008"
More details can be found at: http://formlabs.com/products/form-1-plus/
The bottom line is that this is the highest resolution 3D printer we have on hand, but because it uses resin for printing, the material costs are alot higher than our other printers. The resin tanks that hold the printer resin are also consumables and need to be replaced every 2 - 3 liters of resin used. Until we can come up with a better way, anyone who wants to use the Form1+ needs to buy their own resin and resin tank. These can be ordered directly from Formlabs at:
It's worth noting that MakerJuice purports to have a resin that works in the Form1+, and it's about 1/3rd the price. You're welcome to try it, but I have no idea what the performance tradeoffs (if any) are.
Let me know what questions you have!