BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At its Digital Factory conference today, Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, announced several developments that will advance the future of manufacturing:
- Introducing powerful new 3D printing technologies: Formlabs debuted Fuse 1 and Form Cell. The company’s first selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer, Fuse 1 brings the industrial power of SLS 3D printing to the benchtop and is 20 times less expensive than the cheapest industrial SLS machines. Form Cell is Formlabs’ automated production solution for additive manufacturing that uses the Form 2, the best-selling professional SLA print engine that’s already stood the test of printing more than 10 million parts. (Photos and additional details available here)
- New Balance announcement: Formlabs announced it is working with global athletic leader New Balance to bring 3D printing to large-scale, Massachusetts-based footwear manufacturing. (Additional details available here)
The Digital Factory is a first-ever digital manufacturing conference organized by Formlabs in collaboration with Desktop Metal. With speakers from Autodesk, Foundry Group, GE Ventures, PTC, New Balance, Stratasys and many more, the Digital Factory gathers experts at the forefront of the nascent manufacturing revolution to explore how we’re transforming the way we design and create products. Livestreaming and video replays of the Digital Factory’s sessions will be available at www.formlabs.com.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. For more information, visit www.formlabs.com.