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Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision

Lucas Mearian | May 20, 2015
This incredibly accurate 3D printer can reproduce intricate models -- but is also costly and slow.

I'm impressed with the overall design of the machine, its quiet function and range of layer thicknesses, which ultimately affect the time it takes to print something.

In the end, I found myself torn between admiring it because of its ability to produce objects with remarkably accurate and smooth surfaces -- and wanting a simpler printer that could just build a "good enough" object.

This is a machine for enthusiasts and professionals, not the average consumer looking to fiddle with 3D printing. If you know what you're doing, you shouldn't be disappointed with the results. I can highly recommend the Form 1+ for those prosumers to which it's marketed, but I'd encourage typical makers to steer toward a simpler FFF desktop printer.

 

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