Jan. 09, 2024

Formlabs Adds Resin Pumping System and New Manufacturing Material to Fuel In-House Production

Resin Pumping System and new SLS material will further unlock in-house 3D printing in unlimited industries, from dentistry to industrial manufacturing.

Somerville, MA & Las Vegas, CES Booth #54221, Jan. 09, 2024Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, today announced Resin Pumping System and new material, Polypropylene Powder, to increase the efficiency, versatility, and scalability of its 3D printing ecosystem. Formlabs’ ecosystem is relied upon for prototyping and in-house production, with more than 130,000 printers sold worldwide, and Resin Pumping System and this new material aim to bolster in-house 3D printing for consumer goods, industrial and automotive parts, manufacturing prototypes, and more. Formlabs will display its full ecosystem and these new solutions at CES booth #54221.

Formlabs’ versatile ecosystem includes SLA and SLS 3D printers and more than 45 materials used in-house for prototyping and product design, easing supply chain challenges, producing end-use parts, rapid tooling, and more. Resin Pumping System is Formlabs’ response to increased 3D printing production, designed for unattended printing while lowering cost-per-part and waste. 

Formlabs Chief Product Officer Dávid Lakatos said: "3D printing production is steadily increasing, and the introduction of Resin Pumping System and Polypropylene Powder are two big steps in our mission to provide professionals with a full ecosystem of the tools they need to bring their ideas to life.”

Resin Pumping System: Lower Cost Per Part with 86% Less Packaging Waste

As users in more industries add 3D printing into their workflows, Resin Pumping System will enable increased production with less hassle, lower resin costs, and reduced waste. An accessory for the Form 3 and Form 3L printers, Resin Pumping System is a plug-and-play replacement for standard one liter cartridges that seamlessly delivers five liters of resin directly to the printer’s resin tank for continuous printing for five times longer. 

The Resin Pumping System operates with five liter containers of select materials with an initial discount of at least 10% compared to one liter cartridges. Resin Pumping System is $199 and is currently available.

“Skydio is constantly 3D printing to iterate using Form 3+ printers, which provides a huge advantage in hardware development. Resin Pumping System benefitted me and my team because I don’t have to check on the one liter cartridge, which ran out once and caused us to place a frantic, last-minute order. Now, Resin Pumping System and the five liter container reduce the mental burden on me and ensure our printers keep running,” said Skydio Senior Hardware Development Specialist Eric Weinhoffer.

Polypropylene Powder: A High-Performance Material to Unlock In-House Production 

Polypropylene is the second-most widely produced commodity plastic in the world, commonly used for its low-density, lightweight, and chemically resistant properties for consumer products, packaging, automotive parts, and more. Polypropylene Powder will expand the SLS portfolio, enabling users to print products commonly made of polypropylene, such as home appliances, electronics, sports equipment, custom lab equipment, prototypes, manufacturing tools, and more, efficiently and at a low cost with Fuse 1+ 30W 3D printers. Polypropylene Powder is currently available.

Resin Pumping System and Polypropylene Powder will debut at CES 2024 in Formlabs booth #54221. For media assets, click here and for more information visit formlabs.com.

About Formlabs
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices across the globe, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision-makers. Formlabs products include the Form 3+, Form 3B+, and Form 3L, powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1+ SLS 3D printer, and Form Auto manufacturing solution. In 2023, Formlabs was named an honoree in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards for its Selfie Series collaboration with Hasbro to 3D print custom action figures. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

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