Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer
 Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals for increased speed and reliability. Following Formlabs’ $35 million raise last year, the company has focused its attention on its more professional-grade Form 2 printer instead. Read More ...
The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers
 The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside should (and does) print 3D objects as well as the Form 1 and should be a comparable product. Read More ...
The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers
 The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside should (and does) print 3D objects as well as the Form 1 and should be a comparable product. Read More ...
3D Systems v. Form Labs Patent Lawsuit Dismissed
 The lawsuit between Form Labs and 3D Systems relating to stereolithography has been dismissed with prejudice, a move that frees Form Labs to make their printers without fear of further patent problems. 3D Systems first sued Form Labs back in 2012 for patent infringement related to their laser-based stereolithography techniques. In the interim, the company has grown to 100 people and has… Read More ...
Back To The Magic With The Form Labs Form 1+
 One of my favorite 3D printers has been the Form Labs Form 1. Using a unique technology in home printing, stereolithography, the Form Labs folks have created a usable, fun, and surprisingly versatile home 3D printer that produces pro-quality pats. Now that printer has gotten better. First, a bit of explanation that I added to my original Form 1 review. The $3,299 Form 1+ is a… Read More ...
Back To The Magic With The Form Labs Form 1+
 One of my favorite 3D printers has been the Form Labs Form 1. Using a unique technology in home printing, stereolithography, the Form Labs folks have created a usable, fun, and surprisingly versatile home 3D printer that produces pro-quality pats. Now that printer has gotten better. First, a bit of explanation that I added to my original Form 1 review. The $3,299 Form 1+ is a… Read More ...
Formlabs Just Made One Of The Best 3D Printers Better
 The Formlabs Form 1 just got better. The new model, called the Form 1+ (note that this isn’t the Form 2 because then it would be called the Form 1++ (heh, nerd humor)), is a tweaked Form 1 with a faster build time, nicer styling, and a better control system to ensure smoother prints. Read More ...
Formlabs Just Made One Of The Best 3D Printers Better
 The Formlabs Form 1 just got better. The new model, called the Form 1+ (note that this isn’t the Form 2 because then it would be called the Form 1++ (heh, nerd humor)), is a tweaked Form 1 with a faster build time, nicer styling, and a better control system to ensure smoother prints. Read More ...
A Chat With Maxim Lobovsky, Co-Founder Of Formlabs
 I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Maxim Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs, when we had our meet up in Boston. While the audio was a little rough - it's hard to handle big, happy crowds - but I think his insight on 3D printing is important. Read More ...
A Chat With Maxim Lobovsky, Co-Founder Of Formlabs
 I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Maxim Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs, when we had our meet up in Boston. While the audio was a little rough - it's hard to handle big, happy crowds - but I think his insight on 3D printing is important. Read More ...
After Kickstarter, Formlabs, Maker Of The High-Res Form 1 3D Printer, Bags $19M Series A To Keep Building
Formlabs, an MIT Media Labs spin-out and maker of the high resolution Form 1 3D printer – which came up on Kickstarter (where it pulled in nearly $3 million in crowdfunding) - has closed a $19 million Series A, led by DFJ Growth. Pitango Venture Capital and Innovation Endeavors also participated in the round, along with “many returning angel investors”. The funding round gives Formlabs considerable runway to keep building out a...
After Kickstarter, Formlabs, Maker Of The High-Res Form 1 3D Printer, Bags $19M Series A To Keep Building
Formlabs, an MIT Media Labs spin-out and maker of the high resolution Form 1 3D printer – which came up on Kickstarter (where it pulled in nearly $3 million in crowdfunding) - has closed a $19 million Series A, led by DFJ Growth. Pitango Venture Capital and Innovation Endeavors also participated in the round, along with “many returning angel investors”. The funding round gives Formlabs considerable runway to keep building out a...
Fly Or Die: Form 1 3D Printer
Early leader in the 3D printing space Makerbot may have just been acquired for $400 million, but we still can’t forget about the Form 1 3D printer out of FormLabs. It started as a Kickstarter project, which received 6x its $100,000 goal in just one day, topping $1.4 million in one week. Since, we’ve had the chance to review it and pit it against the Makerbot. However, the two are quite different: The Form 1 shines a laser onto a metal surface through a layer of resin. Using a proces...
Living In The Future With The Form Labs Form 1
“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed,” wrote William Gibson. He’s right. Luckily, the future is mostly in my attic workshop. I’ve been lucky enough to have access to a Form 1 3D printer for the past week and have come away with a better sense of the platform, the way forward of 3D printing in general and Form 1 in particular. In short, the Form 1 is one of the simplest and most usable printers I’ve ever used and, barring a...
Living In The Future With The Form Labs Form 1
“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed,” wrote William Gibson. He’s right. Luckily, the future is mostly in my attic workshop. I’ve been lucky enough to have access to a Form 1 3D printer for the past week and have come away with a better sense of the platform, the way forward of 3D printing in general and Form 1 in particular. In short, the Form 1 is one of the simplest and most usable printers I’ve ever used and, barring a...
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Form 1 3D Printer, WWDC, And WWDC
If you’ve got that summertime sadness, look no further than this week’s TC Gadgets Podcast. In it, we discuss the new Form 1 printer which is meant to compete with the likes of MakerBot, as well as all the upcoming WWDC goodness from Apple, including a revamped iOS 7, the new iRadio, and even some new MacBooks? Maybe? John Biggs, Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington and Greg Kumparak discuss this and more below. Enjoy! We invite you to enjoy our weekly podcasts every Friday at 3pm East...