How the Form 2 SLA 3D Printer Compares to Low-Cost DLP Printers for Dental

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Print Speed: Form 2 vs. Low-Cost DLP

From quick prints for rush cases to high volume production, the Form 2, powered by stereolithography (SLA), nearly matches or beats digital light processing (DLP) printing technology on speed and throughput.

Print Speed

Form 2

Low cost DLP

7 Ortho models 3 h 28 min 3 h 22 min
7 Splints 1 h 50 min 3 h 51 min
1 Ortho model 67 min 58 min

Larger Build Volume, Lower Cost

The Form 2 outperforms low-cost DLP competition in labor costs, throughput, reliability, and accuracy. Add 2-3X more parts in a single build compared to small build plate DLP printers on the market to spend less time handling your printer, and more time on high-value tasks.

  • 55% less labor time and costs compared to DLP
  • $2000-$5000+ less labor cost annually on model production
  • Consistent and accurate parts

Max number of parts

Form 2

Low cost DLP

Ortho models 20 7
Quad C&B model/die sets 10 5

A Proven Workhorse, Ready for Production

Formlabs now commands the largest dental 3D printer user base with 10,000+ dental professionals relying on the Form 2 for digital dentistry. Millions of prints have been made on the Form 2, with 50,000 more being made each week.

  • 95% print reliability
  • 1,000,000+ dental parts printed
  • 100,000+ surgical guides printed

An Easy-to-Use, End-to-End Solution

From intuitive software to hassle-free post-processing, Formlabs offers the easiest-to-use end-to-end solution for dental professionals.

  • Easy and fast nesting software
  • Automatic dispensing of materials
  • Switch materials in minutes
  • Automated post-curing and washing stations

A Partner You Can Rely On

Formlabs has the largest dedicated 3D printing team in the dental industry, focused on delivering the best products and services to dental professionals.

  • 75+ support and service staff
  • 150+ 3D printing engineers

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