Jan. 08, 2018

Formlabs Showcases Mass Customization and Two New Resins at CES 2018

At CES 2018, the Formlabs booth will have the Form 2, Fuse 1, Form Cell and will demo the creation of on-demand custom earbuds

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Jan. 08, 2018Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, kicks off CES 2018 with the introduction of two new resins, Rigid and Grey Pro. Grey Pro Resin offers high precision and versatile material properties, including moderate elongation and low creep, which make it great for concept modeling and functional testing. Rigid Resin, Formlab’s first reinforced with glass resin, offers very high stiffness and a polished finish.

“Since its inception, the strength of 3D printing has always been in rapid prototyping, but as our materials have evolved and multiplied we’ve seen an overwhelming increase in parts created for many use cases, including the manufacturing line and more recently in mass customization,” said Max Lobovsky, co-founder and CEO of Formlabs. “We believe we can drive 3D printing into more end-use applications by dramatically improving material properties and significantly decreasing the cost per part, bringing the promise of 3D printed mass customization closer to reality for businesses and consumers.“

At the booth*, Formlabs will feature both the Form Cell and Fuse 1 for the first time at a tradeshow, in addition to showcasing products and demos from customers and partners involved in some of the most innovative uses of 3D printing with Formlabs technology, from 3D printed parts for the manufacturing line to mass customization.

2018 mass customized earbuds finally arrive: Formlabs and 3Shape will demo how the combined power of the Form 2 3D printer and 3Shape Phoenix in-ear scanner make it possible to put customized earbuds in the hands of consumers faster.

Higher quality and more affordable prototyping: During development for the quip electric toothbrush, prototyping was either prohibitively expensive or poor quality. Now, with Form 2, quip can prototype high quality parts more affordably. quip will showcase their product development process at the Formlabs booth, comparing how they could have overcome significant challenges faster using the Form 2.

Custom parts printed for the manufacturing line: Pankl Racing Systems specializes in developing and manufacturing engine and drivetrain components for high performance vehicles and aerospace. Every one of Pankl’s speciality parts requires a series of custom jigs, fixtures, and other tooling, which increases costs and time to machine. At the show, the Form Cell, a completely automated 3D printing production solution, will print Pankl parts to show the added efficiency it provides for small batch manufacturing.

*Formlabs CES location: LVCC, North Hall, Booth #7908

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About Formlabs

Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

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