Formlabs Revolutionizes 3D Printing with Resin Pumping System and New Materials

Formlabs, a pioneer in 3D printing technology, has unveiled a trio of innovations to augment its ecosystem, setting the stage for a new era in in-house production. The Resin Pumping System, Polypropylene Powder, and Premium Teeth Resin represent Formlabs' commitment to equipping professionals with the tools necessary to materialize their ideas.

The Resin Pumping System, a response to the increasing demand for 3D printing production, is designed for unattended printing while minimizing cost-per-part and waste. With an 86% reduction in packaging waste, the system enables users to increase production efficiency, reduce resin costs, and decrease waste. The plug-and-play accessory seamlessly delivers five liters of resin directly to the printer’s resin tank for continuous printing, five times longer than standard one-liter cartridges. Priced at $199, the Resin Pumping System is available now.

D├ívid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer at Formlabs, stated, "3D printing production is steadily increasing, and the introduction of Resin Pumping System, Polypropylene Powder, and Premium Teeth Resin are three big steps in our mission to provide professionals with a full ecosystem of the tools they need to bring their ideas to life.”

Resin Pumping System: Lower Cost Per Part with 86% Less Packaging Waste

As industries increasingly adopt 3D printing, the Resin Pumping System allows for increased production with less hassle, lower resin costs, and reduced waste. An accessory for the Form 3 and Form 3L printers, the system is a plug-and-play replacement for standard one-liter cartridges, providing five liters of resin directly to the printer’s resin tank for continuous printing five times longer. The system operates with five-liter containers of select materials with an initial discount of at least 10% compared to one-liter cartridges.

“Skydio is constantly 3D printing to iterate using Form 3+ printers, which provides a huge advantage in hardware development. Resin Pumping System benefitted me and my team because I don’t have to check on the one-liter cartridge, which ran out once and caused us to place a frantic, last-minute order. Now, Resin Pumping System and the five-liter container reduce the mental burden on me and ensure our printers keep running,” said Skydio Senior Hardware Development Specialist Eric Weinhoffer.

Polypropylene Powder: A High-Performance Material to Unlock In-House Production

Polypropylene Powder, the second-most widely produced commodity plastic globally, is now part of Formlabs' SLS portfolio. This material, known for its low-density, lightweight, and chemically resistant properties, expands the possibilities of 3D printing. Users can now efficiently and cost-effectively print products commonly made of polypropylene, such as home appliances, electronics, sports equipment, custom lab equipment, prototypes, manufacturing tools, and more, using the Fuse 1+ 30W 3D printers.

Polypropylene Powder is currently available, opening new avenues for in-house production.

Premium Teeth Resin: A New FDA Registered Material

Formlabs, a leader in the dental 3D printing industry, has introduced Premium Teeth Resin to support 3D printed denture teeth and temporary full-arch implant-supported restorations (All-on-X). This nano-ceramic filled FDA registered Class II biocompatible material offers validated longevity, ensuring optimal clinical performance while providing natural-looking aesthetics.

Dr. Christopher Baer, a dentist at Baer Dental, expressed his satisfaction, stating, “I have been thoroughly impressed with Formlabs Premium Teeth Resin. The material not only has the strength we need for denture teeth and All-on-X appliances, but it also polishes with minimal effort to reveal a natural, lifelike translucency.”

Premium Teeth Resin is currently available, offering industry-leading aesthetics, optimal intraoral mechanical properties, accuracy, and a simple workflow to enable affordable yet personal dental care for diverse patient needs.

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