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, 2018 – Formlabs, 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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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 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 Cell manufacturing solution. 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.