Formlabs is a Somerville, Massachusetts-based company that was founded in September 2011. Formlabs designs and manufactures desktop 3D printers, and is well known for raising nearly $3 million in a Kickstarter campaign and creating the Form 1 and Form 2 3D printers.

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  • Most people who design 3D printed objects want them to keep their shape as closely as possible after printing, but an emerging field known as 4D printing aims to make objects that can reconfigure themselves after fabrication. In episode 8 of the Digital Factory Podcast, we speak with Kristina Shea, professor of Engineering Design and Computing at ETH Zürich, on why self-assembly and 4D printing c...

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  • Product assembly is a big factor in production time, labor cost, and complexity. 3D printing can be used to consolidate multiple parts into a single part that couldn’t be produced conventionally, but most products still need at least some assembly. Fasteners are fiddly and snap-fits are fragile. An emerging solution: advanced adhesives, applied with automated machinery—a step toward fully digital ...

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  • For over a century, the world’s largest lens was a lighthouse on Oahu, Hawaii. This February, the title transitioned to a new lens: a 10-by-12-foot Fresnel lens made of 3D printed tiles. The installation, Window to the Heart, is a collaboration between Formlabs head of design Marcelo Coelho and design studio Aranda\Lasch, and is the winner of the 2018 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competitio...

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  • Formlabs is proud to support The Digital Factory podcast, part of our ongoing series on digital manufacturing. In this series, hosted by Jon Bruner, we’ll explore the future of the factory floor through conversations with experts who are changing the way things are made. In episode 6, we sit down with Eric Klein, partner at Lemnos, a leading early stage hardware venture fund. Klein and his partn...

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  • Formlabs is pleased to announce Color Kit, the first integrated color mixing solution for stereolithography 3D printing. Using Color Kit, anyone can mix their own Color Resin and create uniformly colored 3D prints with the high resolution and smooth surface finish SLA technology is known for. For looks-like prototypes, concept models, and others parts where aesthetic is top priority, Color Kit e...

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  • Formlabs is proud to support The Digital Factory podcast, part of our ongoing series on digital manufacturing. In this series, hosted by Jon Bruner, we’ll explore the future of the factory floor through conversations with experts who are changing the way things are made. In episode 5, we sit down with Krisztina “Z” Holly, host of the Art of Manufacturing podcast and founder of the MAKE IT IN LA i...

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  • 3D printing is rapidly making its way to the desktop of every designer, engineer, scientist, and artist in the world. To inspire and prepare students to work in these industries, classrooms and labs at all levels are beginning to incorporate 3D printing into curricula, workshops, and research.

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  • For the full story, visit the Formlabs blog: http://bit.ly/2gR6ZOq Today, physical maquettes and practical effects have largely fallen out of vogue in Hollywood, but not for lack of interest. Tight deadlines, tighter budgets, and increasing demands have mostly rendered these techniques infeasible. When the Duffer Brothers began production of “Stranger Things” for Netflix, they came to up-and-c...

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  • A behind-the-scenes look at the design of Season 1's Demogorgon and how the up-and-coming visual effects company behind the monster, Aaron Sims Creative, structures their sketch-to-screen process, goes beyond manufacturing creatures and helps influence the entire creative process, and uses digital technology like 3D printing to keep traditional Hollywood techniques alive.

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