When printing around the clock, someone had to wind the gears, until now. Formlabs is excited to introduce Form Auto, Fleet Control, and High Volume Resin System — three new products that together make up the Formlabs Automation Ecosystem. These three products enable high-productivity 3D printing at scale, reduce cost per part, and improve users’ experience managing multiple desktop stereolithography (SLA) printers.
Form Auto is a hardware extension for the Form 3/B/+ printers that automatically removes finished parts from Build Platform 2 and starts the next print without the need for operator interaction. It can be purchased separately, or as part of a new printer package for current and new customers.
Fleet Control is a suite of newly available, advanced features in PreForm and Dashboard that facilitate easier management of multiple 3D printers with centralized queue management and automatic printer assignment.
- High Volume Resin System is a 5L Resin Bag and Resin Pump that expands the standard resin capacity of a Formlabs SLA printer, reduces waste, and minimizes cartridge handling tasks.
For many printers or for singular units, these products can be used together as the Automation Ecosystem or as separate products for your own specialized workflow.
The Form 3/B/+ printers have enabled small businesses to build themselves up, large businesses to become more efficient and innovative, educators to engage their students, inventors to bring ideas to life, and so much more. And though the printers’ ease of use has opened up so many doors, we never want to stop improving.
Form Auto, Fleet Control, and the High Volume Resin System allow users to supercharge their productivity, reduce cost per part, and minimize the headaches that come with higher throughput through a series of features meant to make users’ lives easier and products even better.
Reaching New Levels of Productivity and Lowering Costs
The Formlabs Automation Ecosystem minimizes labor time, creates more flexibility for printer operators, and streamlines the 3D printing workflow so that their time can be used for tasks no one else can do. By automating the part removal, queue management, and printer prep tasks, you can reduce cost per part. Automation enables businesses to leverage 3D printing for production, making it easier to offer greater value for customers.
Businesses that have leveraged 3D printing to speed up their production, take control over their supply chain, or digitize stages of their process can now take it one step further. Automation makes 3D printing even easier and more efficient, and Form Auto, Fleet Control, and High Volume Resin System work in concert to reduce costs and improve productivity.