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Introduction This universal cartridge enables you to print with any third party resin in closed mode on your Form 2 & Form 3 printer using any of the Formlabs resin profiles. The cartridge enables ...Read More…
This universal cartridge enables you to print with any third party resin in closed mode on your Form 2 & Form 3 printer using any of the Formlabs resin profiles. The cartridge enables all functions like the heater, wiper and auto refill. These functions increase part accuracy and quality. The cartridge can be reprogrammed to any resin type and be easily reset when one liter of resin is used(normally, cartridges are disabled after 1 liter).
Why? Resins offered by the manufacturer are expensive($180 per liter and up). There are third party companies like Photocentric 3D, ApplyLabWork and 3DResyns offering high quality and special resins for much less(as low as $60 per liter). However, using the Form 2, one can only print in the so called "open mode", which disables the wiper, heater and auto refill of the tank. There is no open mode in the Form 3 and thus using 3rd party resins is not possible without the universal cartridge.
Printing quality and accuracy is much higher when printing in closed mode and some resins can only be printed in this mode and will otherwise fail when printing. This cartridge allows you to use the full functionality of the machine with alternative resins.
Option 1 (Ready to run):
You can program the cartridge and module using a small tool which needs to run on a Windows PC. A small power supply (eg. 5v phone charger) is needed to power the cartridge while printing.
Two different options are offered as international shipping rates for complete cartridges can be very expensive. If you choose option 1, your cartridge is ready to run when it arrives. For option 2, you need to modify an existing cartridge (drilling 3 holes and soldering 2 wires). Simple instructions will be included in the shipping.
Working up to
The Universal cartridge is confirmed working on the latest Formlabs firmware: Firmware 1.19.12 — May 21, 2019
Shipping costs There are different shipping rates available. - For the module; you can choose insured shipping or mailbox package. The mailbox package does not contain tracking and is shipped as your own risk. However, there is so far a 99.5% successful delivery. - Ready-to-run cartridge; the price of this option includes the insured shipping upgrade worldwide. Select mailbox shipping at checkout and it will be upgraded to insured shipping by DHL, DPD or PostNL.
Most 3rd party resins work with one of the standard resin profiles(eg. grey V3). The following resins can be selected at this moment:
|Shipping Rate||Ships From||First item||Additional items|
PostNL: Small packet - no tracking - 11 days
This is a no-tracking at your own risk shipping method
DHL: Small packet - Track & Trace - 11 days
Dee | July 21, 2019
William | Jan. 24, 2019
Ian | Nov. 17, 2018
Jonas | Nov. 16, 2018
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