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Have you ever seen a majestic 3D printer and thought how unfair it is having to pay thousands of dollars just for using it? 

Well, this is a successful business that welcomes you to “an era in which your creative output is no longer limited by price or dauntingly complex machines”.

FormLabs bring you The FORM1, a stereolithography printer that makes everything simpler, cheaper and promises high quality results.  

  • The Form 1 printer is engineered to produce high resolution parts with the touch of a button
  • Form software is intuitive and simple to use so you can spend less time setting up prints and more time designing
  • The Form Finish post-processing kit keeps your desktop organized so that you can easily put the finishing touches on your masterpiece

Engineers, designers and entrepreneurs got together with the objective of designing a 3D printer easy to use, so the first thing they did was to point out the weaknesses and strengths of regular 3D printers and try to simplify the processes. Additionally, they changed the extruded plastic (the material that low cost 3D printers use) and replaced it with liquid plastic resin.

They wanted to make premium technology available to everyone. 

A whole new process surged: “a laser is used to draw on the surface of a liquid plastic resin that hardens when exposed to a certain wavelength of light. The laser draws and hardens a layer at a time until the entire model is built. It’s simple, reliable, and quiet”.
Now you can print complex geometries with the exquisite details and beautiful surface finish that will make your creations stand out!

The Form 1 will change creative design.

Now your designs can be as detailed and meticulous as you want and you won’t have to deal with complex software because with the Form 1 you will be able to produce high resolution parts with the touch of a button. 
But at FormLabs they wanted to create more than a product, they wanted to offer a whole experience and to do so, with the help of kickstarter, a crowdfunding site that provides the resources and support needed to bring ideas to reality, they successfully launched the Form 1 that includes a kit that keeps your desktop organized so that you can easily put the finishing touches on your design. 

So, if you are an entrepreneur and now you know that crowdfunding works, what are you waiting for?  

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