Oct. 26, 2022

Formlabs Introduces Finishing Tools to Advance Accessibility to Digital Fabrication

At its annual User Summit, Formlabs celebrates 3D printing innovations and delivers a new curated set of tools for post-processing and cleaning.

Somerville, MA, Oct. 26, 2022 – Today, leading 3D printing company Formlabs kicks off its annual Formlabs User Summit, uniting customers, community members, and anyone curious to learn more about 3D printing. At the event, Formlabs introduced Finishing Tools, a new curated set of stereolithography (SLA) post-processing tools that streamlines the post-processing workflow, making it easier than ever to produce high quality parts.

Formlabs Finishing Tools remove the guesswork around which tools are needed to complete a project and accelerate post-processing and cleaning to quickly and easily produce high-quality parts. The Finishing Tools bundle is available for $299 and includes:

  • Ergonomic Pen Sander: Creates a uniform surface finish on flat and gently curved parts

  • Rotary Tool: Removes support marks and enlarges holes

  • Rotary Tool Bit Kit: 

    • Grinding + Polishing Bits (16 pieces): Grinds and sands parts

    • Buffing Bits (12 pieces): Creates a uniform finish after grinding and sanding

  • Flush Cutters: Removes support tips

  • Hobby Knife and Blades: Precisely removes individual support tips

  • Spray Bottle: Dispenses IPA or water to remove dust, or mineral oil to polish surfaces

  • Microfiber Cloth: Cleans dust from sanded or polished parts

  • Large Silicone Mat (16 x 24 in): Protects work surfaces throughout the finishing process

Discussing the Formlabs Finishing Tools unveiled today at the Formlabs User Summit, Product Lead Kyle McNulty said: “It’s thrilling to unite so many reputable Formlabs users at our User Summit. While we celebrate their achievements and innovations produced with our 3D printers, we’re thinking ahead to new products that make 3D printing even easier; which leads to Finishing Tools, a curated set of tools that streamlines post-processing to enable users to reliably produce high quality parts with injection molding quality surface finish.” 

The Formlabs User Summit celebrates more than 100 million innovations printed on Formlabs 3D printers with sessions from thought leaders from NASA Goddard, Mayo Clinic, MIT, and other leading companies using Formlabs 3D printing solutions. Over the next two days, they’ll convene at the world’s largest 3D printing summit to discuss the positive impacts of their groundbreaking 3D printing applications. Advancements in aerospace, jewelry, medical, automotive, entertainment, and other industries are possible today because 3D printing has become more accessible and affordable; and Formlabs designed its Finishing Tools to be the next advancement that enables users to deliver high-quality parts faster than ever. 

The Formlabs User Summit will continue through October 27. Those interested in attending this free virtual event can register here. For media assets, click here.

About Formlabs

Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B, Form 3L, and Form 3BL powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)™ 3D printing, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Through its Factory Solutions offering for industrial users, Formlabs provides the factories of tomorrow with the flexibility and versatility needed for demanding, evolving industrial applications. 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. For more information visit formlabs.com.

Formlabs Media Contact
Laura Shubel
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