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  • Form 3B - 3D printer LFS View larger

    Form 3B - LFS 3D printer

    Formlabs

    This product could be delivered in a period exceeding the standard.

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    4 699,00 €tax excl.
    5 685,79 €tax incl.

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    It allows you to obtain dental parts of all kinds with quality, quickly, easily and economically.

    Form 3B is a 3D resin printer that use enhanced SLA technology. Formlabs has reinvented its SLA technology for flawless prints across all factories. The Form 3B is characterized by being optimized for biocompatible materials. The performance of this printer empowers the dental sector thanks to the manufacture of all kinds of final parts with constant and fast workflows.

    Form 3B

    Image 1: Form 3B. Source: Formlabs

    The 145 x 145 x 185 mm print volume allows you to perform 2/3 times more parts than conventional 3D resin printers, reducing the working time and cost of any dental professional by 55 %. This results in a clear increase in profits and a high improvement in customer service. To this large volume of printing we must add the surface quality and geometric accuracy offered by Form 3B thanks to the resolution of 25 μm on the XY axis.

    High-resolution printing

    Image 2: High-resolution printing. Source: Formlabs

    The new LFS (Low Force Stereolithography) printing technology uses linear lighting and a flexible tank to convert liquid resin into solid parts. The part in charge of lighting is the LPU (Light Processing Unit), a single module that contains all the parts (lenses, mirrors and lasers) that are needed to solidify the resin during the manufacture of a part with a laser power of 250 mW and a precision in an XY plane of 25 μm. This new system offers crisp and clean features thanks to the high power laser passing through a filter and guarantees a concentrated laser point.

    The parabolic mirror ensures that the laser projection on the manufacturing plane is always perpendicular, ensuring the highest print quality and the exact reproduction of the design to be manufactured. But here the advantages of the LPU do not end here, a new high frequency galvanometer offers precise control over the laser and a high speed, reducing printing times. The operation of this module can be clearly seen in the following video.

    Vídeo 1: Module LFS. Source: Formlabs

    Continuing with more technological advances, the Form 3B features a wealth of built-in sensors that constantly monitor prints. These sensors also help to maintain all fabrications stable and inform the user of the printer status through alerts. Inside the LPU module are optical sensors that constantly correct amplitude, power and even detect the presence of dust, somewhat fatal for laser operation. A new resin level sensor quickly and reliably detects all materials, speeding up resin change. Like Form 2, the Form 3B features an automated heating system that evenly maintains the resin temperature to help it be cured. Finally, a new sensor, located in the manufacturing platform area, ensures that prints start without any problem.

    On all Formlabs 3D printer models is very easy to change the resin tank and the manufacturing platform. In addition, on Form 3B, FormLabs has designed a large number of elements that can be replaced by the user, such as the LPU module, rollers and optical window. This reduces in repair time substantially.

    Module LPU

    Image 3: Module LPU. Source: Formlabs

    With the Form 3B resin 3D printer you can create models easily and quickly. Simply enter the CAD file in STL or OBJ format in the PreForm lamination software. This software automatically prepares the media and allows you to send the prints over WiFi to the Form 3B with great ease. Once printing is complete, the media is removed and the parts are transferred to the Form Wash and then to the Form Cure. After these simple steps, the parts would already be ready for use. In addition, PreForm has a print management section, where the user can plan and manage the print queue of all their Form 3B.

    Print management with PreForm

    Image 4: Print management with PreForm. Source: Formlabs

    Formlabs has a dental service plan (DSP), where a team specialized in the dental sector knows perfectly well how to help Form 3B users at every time and situation. This plan includes customized specialized training, rapid printer switching, 6-month preventive remote maintenance, and instant phone or email support.

    Dental service plan

    Image 5: Dental service plan. Source: Formlabs

    Formlabs has optimized Form 3B for all biocompatible resins and Form 3/3L for other resins, meaning that only Form 3B will be valid to use the resins: Dental SG Resin, Dental LT Clear Resin, Surgical Guide Resin and future biocompatible resins.

    As summary, we can say that the Form 3B is a perfect resin 3D printer for the dental sector by allowing to obtain all the necessary parts with quality quickly, easily and economically.

    Video 2: Form 3B for dental sector. Source: Formlabs.

    Pro Service Pack

    This assistance package is designed to meet the needs of companies that require quick solutions to possible incidents.

    This service includes priority technical support (by email and telephone), as well as a temporary replacement service for the 3D printer during the repair period.

    The Pro Service Pack can be purchased together with the Form 3B printer for a period of 1 year, 2 years or 3 years.

    Following the steps listed below, the Form 3B user can manufacture any type of part for the dental sector:

    1. Scan

    Digitize the patient's anatomy with an intraoral scan.

    Scan

    Image 1: Scan. Source: Formlabs

    2. Design

    From the 3D model obtained from the scan, design the necessary dental part for each case.

    Design

    Image 2: Design. Source: Formlabs

    3. Print

    Once the desired design has been achieved it must be exported in . STL, import the file into the PreForm lamination software, set up printing, and send it to the printer to start manufacturing.

    Print

    Image 3: Print. Source: Formlabs

    4. Post-processing

    Once the printing is finished, the parts must be washed in IPA alcohol and cured to obtain the best properties that each resin can offer.

    Post-processing

    Image 4: Post-processing. Source: Formlabs
    ModelForm 3B
    Manufacturer FormLabs (Massachusetts, EEUU)
    Technology LFS
    Certificates CE
    Print properties
    Print volume 145 x 145 x 185 mm
    Power of the laser  250 mW
    Light source -
    Screen Color touchscreen
    Electronic -
    Firmware -
    Resin level control -
    Autolevel -
    Webcam -
    Print properties
    Positioning resolution (XY) 25 μm
    Positioning resolution (Z) -
    Layer height 0.025 - 0.3 mm
    Precision
    Max print speed -
    Resin storage temperature -
    Operating humidity -
    Working environment temperature 15 ºC - 35 ºC
    Compatible resins Dental SG ResinDental LT Clear Resin, Surgical Guide Resin and other Formlabs biocompatibles
    Software and conectivity
    Software -
    Compatible files -
    Conectivity  USB, Ethernet o WiFi
    Electrical properties
    Input AC 100-240V / AC 2.5A / 50-60Hz
    Output -
    Consumption -
    Dimesions and weight
    Printer dimensions 405 x 530 x 780 mm
    Printer weight 17.5 kg
    HS Code 8477.5900
    Core Package Content 1x Form 3B
    1x Resin tank
    1x Manufacturing platform
    1x PreForm Software
    1x Model Resin
    1x Finish Kit
    1x Worktray
    1x Scraper
    1x Pre-rinse container
    1x Container after rinsing
    1x Rinsing basket
    1x Cutting Pliers
    1x Tweezers
    1x Disposable nitrile gloves
    1x PEC PAD Wipes
    1x Microfiber cloth
    1x Print base removal tool
    1x Extraction spatula
    1x Dental Service Plan + guarantee (1 year)
    Full Package Content Basic Package
    +
    1x FormWash 
    1x FormCure
    Extra services Possibility of adding to the selected pack 2 or 3 extra years of Pro Service Plan and Additional Guarantee, with a saving of 398 € (Dental Service Plan + extra warranty during 2 years) or 996 € (Dental Service Plan + extra warranty during 3 years) when purchased together with the printer.

    * Face-to-face training can be hired. Price inquiry via contact form

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