Formlabs launches two new resins, open platform and depowdering kit

Formlabs launches two new resins, the silicone 40A (top left) and alumnia 4N (top right), a fuse depowdering kit (bottom left), and a new open platform (Image: Formlabs)

Supplier of professional stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers Formlabs, has recently launched four new products to its SLA and SLS product lines.

To the SLS line, the new fuse depowdering kit provides a manual post-processing kit designed to allow customers to clean SLS parts and recover and mix used powder to prepare for subsequent prints.

The company’s SLA line launches two new resins, the silicone 40A and alumnia 4N, and the Formlabs open platform. The silicone 40A is designed to print 100% silicone parts with a 40A shore durometer. The new material allows customers to create soft, pliable, and durable parts with chemical and thermal resistance from -25°C to 125°C that is said to withstand repeated cycles of flexing, stretching, and compression without tearing. The alumnia 4N resin features high-density and high-purity technical ceramic with reportedly good performance in extreme environments such as thermally resistant, hard, abrasion resistant, mechanically strong, and chemically inert.

The Formlabs open platform offers solutions to meet the needs of various customers, applications, and industries to provide the right fit for specific requirements on the Form 3 generation 3D printers. It features a new PreForm ‘print settings editor’ feature a that enables advanced users to tailor print performance by modifying print settings, which will be released in October with PreForm 3.32; an extension of certified materials from a curated selection of third-party materials in partnership with top-tier resin manufacturers, which will enable access to new applications and regions; and an optional, paid license that enables expert users to print with any 405nm photopolymer on Form 3 generation printers.

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