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 ...
Formlabs’ David Lakatos chats about robot prosthetics and future of 3D printing
We sat down with the 3D-printing company Formlabs' chief product officer to learn more about what's next for Formlabs and the industry as a whole. Looks like prosthetics and long-term projects are underway. The post Formlabs’ David Lakatos chats about robot prosthetics and future of 3D printing appeared first on Digital Trends....
Formlabs raises $35 million series B, announces Autodesk partnership
 Formlabs is shaping up to be something of a rare bright spot in a world of desktop 3D printers. While plenty of other devices have come and gone, failing to live up to the promise of consumer electronics’ next big thing, the company’s pro-level technology has continued to pique the interest of hobbyists and prototypers alike. A couple of months after picking up an online 3D… Read More ...
Startups Are Taking Over CES
 The Consumer Electronics Show keeps on growing. Several years ago the show outgrew the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and started using part of the Sands Expo Center several blocks away. They called it Eureka Park and made the exhibit space less expensive in a bid to attract startups to the show. It worked. And it’s bigger than ever with startups filling both levels of the Sands.… Read More ...
Hands-On With The New Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer
 When I first turned on the original Formlabs Form 1 I knew I was in the presence of something special. This 3D printer could make amazingly detailed models using lasers and resin, a process that was at once exhilarating and, thanks to the curing process, kind of gross. Formlabs has taken a closer look at what made the original printer frustrating and smoothed out the bumps, creating one of… 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 ...
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 ...
Martha Stewart Goes 3D Printer Shopping At CES 2014
Interested in 3D printing and smartphone-controlled aerial drones? So is Martha Stewart. She and I had the pleasure of touring CES 2014′s South Hall, where we checked out Parrot, Form Labs, and MakerBot, among a few other companies. Martha Stewart, who is a judge in our brand new CES Hardware Battlefield, explained that she’s always curious about innovation and loves learning about how new technology can apply to the lives of everyday people. But more importantly, she’s int...
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...
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...
Formlabs Prepares To Ship The Super Sexy Form One 3D Printer
The boy geniuses of Formlabs, David Cranor, Maxim Lobovsky, and Natan Linder have posted a video detailing their Form One 3D printer, one of the most well-put-together 3D printing devices we’ve seen in a while. The Form One uses a form of stereolithography that prints the objects “upside down” by activating polymers with laser light. The resulting objects come out of a bath of plastic looking like Neo tumbling out of his oozing cocoon in The Matrix. The team at Formlabs is tes...
Formlabs Founder Shows Us The Form 1, A $3,000 Stereolithographic Printer
Formlabs, the little 3D printer company that could, sat down with us to show off their Form 1 printer, a stereolithographic system that creates surprisingly high resolution objects using lasers and and plastic resin. The company has been in the news lately thanks to a patent lawsuit and, more important, a move to hire more players on their small team. I sat down with Maxim Lobovsky to talk about his cool printer, how it feels to work with his best friends, and what’s next for the company....
Formlabs Founder Shows Us The Form 1, A $3,000 Stereolithographic Printer
Formlabs, the little 3D printer company that could, sat down with us to show off their Form 1 printer, a stereolithographic system that creates surprisingly high resolution objects using lasers and and plastic resin. The company has been in the news lately thanks to a patent lawsuit and, more important, a move to hire more players on their small team. I sat down with Maxim Lobovsky to talk about his cool printer, how it feels to work with his best friends, and what’s next for the company....