The FormLabs website states that they are on the verge of unveiling a “revolutionary” new 3D printer.
From their website:
Low-cost, High-Resolution 3D Printing
Simple. Elegant. Powerful. Get ready to experience a revolution in desktop 3D printing. Coming September 26, 2012.
It looks strangely familiar. It looks like a 3D printer that uses a UV cured resin.
Like the one here that has been collecting funds on Kickstarter.
Also here a short intro on the tech involved. The product gets pulled from the resin bath and essentially gets built upside down.
A short video of the process used follows.
Brand new startup Formlabs Inc. has raised $500,000 of what it plans as a $1.5 million initial funding round, federal documents show.
Formlabs was cofounded by Maxim Lobovsky and John David Cranor III who are both coming out of the MIT Media Lab. So quite a pedigree. But I cannot help but feel the reveal is going to be a letdown and wouldn’t quite upset the 3D printing world..
Let’s hope they add lasers.. Lasers make anything look cool!