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Most of you reading this probably don't own a 3D printer, not yet anyway. However, there's a strong push to make 3D printing a mainstream thing. One of the newest 3D printers to emerge is the Form 1+ from Formlabs, which represents an extensive overhaul of the company's flagship stereolithographic 3D printer. According to Formlabs, this new model boasts a second generation laser system that's four times more powerful than its predecessor, allowing for up prints that are up to 50 percent faster.
"The Form 1+ incorporates everything that we’ve learned in the past year," said Ian Ferguson, Lead Engineer at Formlabs. "We’ve given every part of the machine another look, updating it for better performance and reliability: a new laser, a new control system, and upgraded precision and quality for dozens of components."
In addition to a revamped laser system, it also features a redesigned galvanometer control system to produce models with finer detail and smoother finishes than before. A reinforced peel motor assembly and all-new light-blocking injection-molded resign tank ensure repeatable, dependable prints, Formlabs, says.
The Form 1+ is priced the same as its predecessor -- $3,299. For those who own an original Form 1, they can upgrade to the newer model for $749.