Form 1: 3D Printer

3D printing is the next big hit in the design and manufacturing process of prototypes. It is here for years but the cost of the tools was the biggest drawback of this chain. Nowadays, and especially after the introduction of the first MakerBot, newly born companies around the world trying to compete with the expensive tools and create more affordable ones with the same or even better capabilities. Till now the results were promising at least from the cost side of the story but the 3D models were poor and mostly not reproducible. Formlabs is a company that wants to change this using their model based on stereolithography. They present their project to Kickstarter and they already raise $2,000,000! Hopefully the product will be as they promise!

And here is an interview from Tested at the World Maker Fare of 2012 in New York city at the Formlabs booth. I hope you’ll consider backing the project, I already did!

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