Fuse 1 made it to the market at a very low price compared to other industrial printers. This printer should be your go-to printer if you are a small business owner whose customers are getting rid of the quality that FDM and SLA printers provide.
If you’re looking for a reliable, professional, high-quality SLA 3D printer, look no further. The Formlabs Form 2 is a workhorse that delivers stunning results. But there are drawbacks, and they have to do with SLA technology itself. First of all, working with resin means you will have to do some post-processing. Formlabs offers a special post-production kit for the Form 2, which we found expensive but invaluable. Secondly, neither the printer nor the resins are a steal. For most people, the price of $150 for a liter of resin is too high, and over the longer term the cost of consumables will add up. Thirdly, the print dimensions are limited to 125 × 125 × 165 mm — if you are prototyping in bigger dimensions, you have to search for alternative solutions. But if you are looking for a 3D printer that just delivers with (nearly) every single print, you have found your match.
Formlabs Form 3BL is not an ordinary SLA 3D printer. It’s specifically for those who wish to manufacture dental parts on an industrial scale. It is tried and tested to produce 48 parts in a day. Although a bit on the higher end and able to produce only small build volumes, the printer is worth buying if you wish to become the manufacturer of dental parts.