Formlabs - Form Wash
The Formlabs Form Wash and Form Cure is a system for automated washing and powerful post-curing designed to help 3D printing designers get the most from their SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers. Built to complete the SLA pipeline, Form Wash and Form Cure streamline the entire 3D printing process to consistently deliver high-quality results with less time and effort. See the Form Wash and Form Cure in action in this clip:
Automated Washing for Consistently Clean Parts
In the past, post-processing SLA prints has involved first removing parts from the build platform, then manually soaking them in a bath of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to clean off excess resin. This requires remembering to remove parts at the right time so they do not over-soak and warp. Form Wash automates this process. Parts can be transferred directly from the printer to Form Wash, still on the build platform, or removed and placed in the basket. Once you set the time and press start, you can simply walk away, for as long as you want. While you are gone, Form Wash’s impeller agitates IPA to flow around your printed parts. When washing is complete, the basket and platform automatically rise out of the IPA. The result: impeccably cleaned parts, ready when you are.
Post-Curing Tuned and Tested for Formlabs Materials
Post-curing maximizes material properties for SLA prints, improving parts’ strength and performance. Form Cure is designed and extensively tested to achieve optimal post-curing for Formlabs resins, providing a reliable, professional post-curing solution. Using settings unique to each material, Form Cure combines the power of 405 nm light with precise temperature control to perfectly post-cure every part. Every material in Formlabs’ library of Engineering Resins is designed to achieve its best functional properties after post-curing, and Formlabs' Standard Resins become even stronger once post-cured. Post-curing is required for biocompatible materials like Formlabs' Dental Resins and for successful burnout in Castable prints.