Introducing Dental SG Resin

Septillion Co., Ltd.Formlabs

Formlabs Form 2 Dental SG 3D Printer

We’re thrilled to announce the first biocompatible resin available for the desktop: Dental SG. With the first material in our line of biocompatible resins, dental professionals can now move from a 3D model to a directly printed surgical guide at a quick turnaround and a tremendously affordable price.

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The Benefits of Pre-Surgical Models in Medical 3D Printing

Septillion Co., Ltd.Formlabs

Formlabs Form 2 Medical 3D Printer

Doctors can now study highly accurate 3D models of a patient’s musculoskeletal system. These 3D reproductions help medical specialists diagnose ailments, plan for surgery, provide education to the patient, and more. Based in Belfast, United Kingdom, Axial3D uses a patient’s unique CT and MRI scans to create an exact replica as a 3D printed model. Axial3D’s clients span the public and private healthcare sectors in disciplines that include orthopedics, oncology, oral and maxillofacial, trauma, and transplant surgery.

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Why Agile Engineering is the Future of Product Design

Septillion Co., Ltd.Formlabs

Formlabs Form 2 Agile Engineering

In Agile Engineering, teams quickly iterate, test, and gather feedback on product design. It divides big challenges into measurable chunks of work and promises more accurate and rapid product development cycles. Teams are self-managed and work in short two-week sprints driven by user feedback. This feedback guides teams to build a product that meets user needs.

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What Does Resolution Mean in 3D Printing? Pt. 3

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Formlabs Form 2 3D printing Resolution

When you read 3D printer spec sheets, you’ll see one value show up more than any else: Z resolution. Also known as layer height, Z resolution was the first major numerical differentiation between early 3D printers. Early machines struggled to break the 1 mm barrier, but now layer heights on FDM printers can be sub-0.1 mm thin, while SLA machines are even more precise.

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What Does Resolution Mean in 3D Printing? Pt. 2

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Formlabs Form 2 3D printing Resolution

In the world of 3D printing, no factor influences print quality more than XY resolution. Often discussed but seldom understood, XY resolution (also called horizontal resolution) is the smallest movement that a printer’s laser or extruder can make within a single layer. The lower the number, the better the details. Yet this number is not always included in spec sheets, and when it is, the published value is not always accurate. To truly know a printer’s XY resolution, it’s important to understand the science behind the number.

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What Does Resolution Mean in 3D Printing? Pt. 1

Septillion Co., Ltd.Formlabs

Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer Resolution

Technology has been in a resolution war for decades. Televisions recently quadrupled pixel counts from HD to 4K and are poised to do it again soon to 8K. Cell phones, tablets, and anything with a screen will have its resolution as the lead on the spec sheet, provided that it’s something to boast about.

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3D Printing Marketplace Pinshape Joins Formlabs

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3D Printing Marketplace Pinshape Joins Formlabs

Founded in 2013 with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, Pinshape hosts a flourishing marketplace of 3D designs, making it easy to find and print designs while fostering 3D printing education within its community of over 90,000 users. Over the past two years, the Pinshape team has built an incredible platform and community.

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