Formlabs’ Form 1 Named “Best in Class: Resin” by MAKE Editors
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Nov. 8, 2013 – Formlabs is thrilled to announce, today, that MAKE magazine, a leader in the maker movement and the producer of Maker Faire (where Formlab’s first showed its Form 1 3D-printer), has dubbed the Form 1 “Best in Class: Resin.” According to the MAKE 3D printer team,“Formlabs has created a modern marvel – a thoroughly enjoyable user experience and fast, high quality prints.”
“We're really excited,” said company co-founder Maxim Lobovsky. “We’ve worked hard to design a printer that not only creates exceptional prints, but that is well-designed and easy to use. We’re glad that Make recognized that, and we're looking forward to creating more high-performance, easy-to-use tools.”
A team of fifteen recognized experts in the 3D printing field, and team leader Anna Kaziunas France, MAKE’s digital fabrication editor, put the printers through a battery of rigorous tests, to create side-by-side comparisons of product attributes in order to identify the top performers.
“This was an incredible effort by every one on our team of testers who represented a great cross-section of 3D printing gurus, from engineers to designers and artists to technology and 3D printing instructors,” said France.
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