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Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 by Mark Frauenfelder

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FORMLABS FORM 1

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WRITTEN BY ANDERSON TA, ANNA KAZIUNAS FRANCE, and ERIC CHU

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The Form 1 is the first entrant into the consumer SLA 3D printing market, built by Cambridge, Mass.-based Formlabs. As of press time, it’s also the highest-funded 3D printer on Kickstarter ever, raking in just under $3 million. The Form 1 uses a UV laser beam steered by a mirror galvanometer system to selectively cure a liquid photopolymer film to form each layer.

Sharp Looks, Seamless Function

This is a gorgeous machine — sleek and minimalistic with a matte aluminum chassis, OLED display, bright orange cover, and single-button interface. It has ...

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