Formlabs Form 1
Top 78%25 points
Top 78%
Top 37%73 points
Top 37%
Formlabs Form 1
Top specs and features

Formlabs Form 1 vs Robox: 18 facts in comparison

1. Creates support structures

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
Formlabs Form 1
28% have it

2. Has a heated build platform

A heated build platform helps keep the lowest levels of a print warm as the higher layers are printed. This allows the overall print to cool more evenly.
Formlabs Form 1
45% have it

3. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Formlabs Form 1
20% have it

4. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.
Formlabs Form 1
55% have it

5. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Formlabs Form 1
13% have it

6. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
FABtotum: 4

7. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
125 x 125 x 165
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
210 x 100 x 150

8. Has an automatic platform calibrator

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.
Formlabs Form 1
14% have it

9. thickness

60mm thinner.
UP! Plus: 150mm

10. width

70mm narrower.
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm

11. Prints in PLA

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
Formlabs Form 1
77% have it

12. Prints in ABS plastic

The printer prints in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This is up to 30 times stronger than regular plastic and is commonly used in 3D printing.
Formlabs Form 1
70% have it

13. Prints in PVA

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
Formlabs Form 1
14% have it

14. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Formlabs Form 1
52% have it

15. height

210mm shorter.
Robox: 240mm

16. layer thickness

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm

17. Prints in full color

Similar to regular 2D printers, this type of 3D printer mixes different colors between cartridges. This process allows the printer to reproduce the color spectrum, therefore allowing you to print in almost any color.
Formlabs Form 1
7% have it

18. Prints in HIPS

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.
Formlabs Form 1
8% have it

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