Form 1+ 0.1mm vs. 0.025mm Layer Thickness

Form 1+ 0.1mm vs. 0.025mm Layer Thickness

The Formlabs Form 1+ is capable of printing parts in three layer thicknesses:  0.1mm, 0.05mm, or 0.025mm. There are benefits and drawbacks to each of these layer thicknesses and each has its own applications. This page compares the extremes of the Form 1+’s...
7 Tips for Using the Form 1+

7 Tips for Using the Form 1+

Use a lever to detach models from the Form 1+ build platform When you print items on the Form 1+ using support material, which you likely do for the vast majority of prints, the PreForm software automatically generates support structures, including a kind of raft...
Day 1 with the Formlabs Form 1+ 3D Printer

Day 1 with the Formlabs Form 1+ 3D Printer

About two months ago I was very, very fortunate to win a Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer from the Formlabs Contest on Instructables.com. It took a little while for all the pieces of the printer to arrive (the printer ships in three parts: the Form 1+ 3D printer itself,...
A Gallery of Form 1+ Prints

A Gallery of Form 1+ Prints

The Form 1+ uses stereolithography rather than fused filament fabrication (FFF). Instead of taking a plastic filament, melting it, and pushing it through a little hole onto the build platform like most desktop 3D printers do, the Form 1+ uses a light-sensitive resin,...