Formlabs has just announced White Resin — the latest commercial development from the company’s inhouse material science team. From the beginning, just over 12 months ago, Formlabs stated that it would be working on expanding the material range for the Form1. This is the latest embodiment of that promise, adding another material to it performance resins range, which already includes Clear and Grey. According to the company, the White resin is noteworthy not only for its strikingly pure, opaque colour, but because it produces exceptionally smooth and colourstable printed part.
“White resin is another small step in our ongoing focus on creating new and improved resins for the Form 1,” said Michal Firstenberg, a material scientist at Formlabs. “We have many more exciting classes of materials to come.” The materials road map for the future includes a variety of specialized materials for casting, ultrahigh detail and many other applications.
The release gives Form 1 users yet more choices. Robert Vignone, senior modeler at DreamWorks Animation and coCreator of Mold3D.com said: “The new white resin is extremely appealing to me because it features a smoother finished surface for my 3D character prints. Characters tend to look best in either White or Grey, having both options adds to the quality and diversity of your 3D print portfolio.”
Formlabs raised $19M in financing this past October, which the company expects to allow it to dramatically increase the pace of its R&D as it expands its operations globally and continues to innovate.
White resin is now available from the Formlabs web store and will begin shipping immediately at a cost of $149 per litre.
The white material will be on show in Las Vegas in a few weeks, when the Formlabs team will be at CES 2014.
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