Winter is Coming


Posted on December 10, 2013 by Sam Jacoby

Our own Jason Livingston's snow-flurry

Just in time for winter, we're thrilled to announce White Resin.

White isn’t just another color in our growing resin library; it’s been designed to produce parts that are exceptionally smooth and color-stable, for when the look and feel of your printed model is essential. We’ve been printing up a snowstorm to match Boston's  weather and we're excited for you to do the same.

Formlabs' White Resin: we'll be shipping this week.

White is available now in the Formlabs store for $149 per liter. We've updated our PreForm software too — so download the latest version to get support for White.

If you’d like to change what resin you’ll be receiving with an order you've already placed, use the following form and we’ll process your change before your order is shipped: Resin Change Form.

Will Walker's flowers are ghostly in White.

Next Directions

We’re excited about materials to come. Our team is working on a variety of new resins for specialized applications. Stay tuned — we’ll let you know when they’re ready. In the meantime, we want to hear from you! What kind of resins do you need? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and G+.


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Comments

Posted on December 10 2013 at 04:12 PM by BigFan

It kinda looks like something between the grey and the clear with some white pigment.

How is this resin different? How does it produce smoother surfaces? Does that mean it’s lower resolution? Does it change color when left in the sun? Is it more durable? Harder? Softer? Castable? I think you leave too much to the imagination. We need some more info.

Posted on December 10 2013 at 07:12 PM by Bernard Languillier

Great to see the portfolio expanding!

A comparison table with strengths and weaknesses would help indeed understand what resin is most appropriate for what applications. Paintability is definitely one aspect that would be interesting to compare in such a table on top of the characteristics listed in the previous post.

As far as upcoming resins go, having one material that is food compliant would be amazing!

Cheers,
Bernard

Posted on December 10 2013 at 07:12 PM by Sam

Thanks for the comments! We haven’t run formal tests on White yet, but broadly it has similar characteristics to Grey and Clear, in terms of strength, hardness, and castability. All of our resins, so far, take paint very well, and can be finished in a variety of ways.

A food-safe resin would indeed be awesome!

Posted on December 10 2013 at 09:12 PM by Chris

You have mentioned that your current resins are not recommended for burnout applications. What issues are we likely to incur if we attempt it? And where on the priority list might an appropriate burnout resin be?

Posted on December 10 2013 at 09:12 PM by Chris

You have mentioned that your current resins are not recommended for burnout applications. What issues are we likely to incur if we attempt it? And where on the priority list might an appropriate burnout resin be?

Posted on December 11 2013 at 01:12 AM by tookie

I’m really waiting for a direct casting resin for jewelry ( gold and white gold).
And I’m sure that I’m not the only one.
Thanks

Posted on December 11 2013 at 03:12 AM by Greenlaw

Ooooh! Pretty. I should use up more of the resin I have before buying this new one but I’m really looking forward to trying it out. Keep up the great work guys. :)

Posted on December 11 2013 at 04:12 AM by Joakim

Not sure if it’s the pictures but it doesn’t really look all that white to me, more semi transparent white-ish.

Posted on December 11 2013 at 08:12 AM by Sam

The parts pictured are very thin, to the point of translucency. Thicker parts appear opaque white.

@Chris, burn-out resin is very high on our priority list and we’re actively working on it. I can’t make any predictions as to a timeline. If you experiment with White as a burn-out material, you might find that it doesn’t burn out cleanly.

Posted on December 11 2013 at 10:12 AM by jang poepstang

Hi Sam,

I have seen a printed piece (a chain) with the white resin on Euromold. It seemed to me also a bit translucent. Maybe you can post a picture of a ‘massive’ (less translucent) piece that shows us the real white color. Thanx.

Posted on December 11 2013 at 01:12 PM by Douw

Nice, but I think the resin that the most of us are looking for is a burnout resin. Thanks

Posted on December 11 2013 at 02:12 PM by franzis

shipping update?
regards

Posted on December 11 2013 at 06:12 PM by Andy

Apologies if this is common knowledge, but what is a burnout resin?

Highest on my list would be a resin that cures to a flexible silicone-like consistency for direct use as a low-volume mold.

Posted on December 12 2013 at 04:12 AM by Cesar

Hello, I understand that the type of resin to Andy would be referred to a similar silicone polyurethane castings or similar?
Such would be nice silicone could also be used to make flexible parts required in some prototypes.
Another type of resin I’ve seen in other manufacturers would be fine for Form1, I mean a sla resin used to make prototype equipment plastic injection molds. This allows for fully functional prototypes in injected plastic, and even small commercial series.
And by the way, I received an email stating that my printer is on the way Form1.
I’m very excited!
What if the other colleagues who are waiting to serve you something, I will say that I did the preorder on December 12, 2012.Just 1 year! and my order number was 1107, but I understand that the numbering does not serve as a reference.
Greetings to all from Spain

Posted on December 13 2013 at 10:12 AM by Bill

When will you make a resin that is not brittle and able to be played with? All I can do with with grey and clear is make art, not funtional usable objects.

Posted on December 13 2013 at 02:12 PM by Sam

What kind of functional parts, Bob? You can try painting or coating your parts so that they become less-brittle over time.

Thanks for the thoughts, Cesar! You should be getting your printer soon, if you haven’t already!

To all of you waiting for castable resin — we are most definitely hard-at-work on it. No timeline, I’m afraid.

As for shipping updates — those will be going out shortly.

Posted on December 13 2013 at 06:12 PM by piere

Thank you cesar.
nice to hear those information. first time that i red a order number and a shipping date.

My orer is nearly 100 orders behind yours.
So i am very exiting if i get my printer this year.
I fervently hope it!
regards

Posted on December 13 2013 at 09:12 PM by Jasmin

I would like a more densly pigmented resin for finer detail retention- Monger managed some stunning prints by mixing the b9’s cherry red with the grey 50/50, the side by side comparison (especially on fine wires, and concave dtail) with plain grey was like day and night… for miniatures, jewlery and the like, the form1’s current resins seem to allow too much lightspill to retain the tiny detail the machine itself is capable of

Posted on December 14 2013 at 02:12 PM by Jason

For everyone who is asking for pictures of less translucent parts, the skull on our Instagram looks pretty awesome in white: http://instagram.com/p/h3kjFvFZ3u/
There are a couple other pictures of opaque white parts too. I’d estimate any part 6mm or thicker is not translucent.

Posted on December 15 2013 at 03:12 PM by Alberto

A question to those of you who already have their printer – do the current resins yield a result strong and flexible enough to be used for an iPhone case, for example, which needs to be able to flex on and off the phone? Thanks


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