Formlabs Form 4B

Formlabs Form 4B

Form 4B is a blazing fast medical or dental 3D printer that offers the most diverse materials library for healthcare and dentistry.

Create biocompatible, sterilizable anatomical models and medical devices fast, with easy workflows, leading reliability, versatile materials, and stunning part quality using the Form 4B ecosystem.

The dental version allows for high-quality dental models and biocompatible appliances fast and easy.

Overview

Formlabs Form 4B is the next evolution in medical and dental stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing technology, built upon years of groundbreaking hardware, software, and materials science innovations.

With unprecedented speed, Form 4B delivers the majority of parts in under two hours, in all materials, without ever compromising on dimensional accuracy or surface finish.

Most prints in under 2 hours

Turn your ideas into reality faster than ever with easy workflows, leading reliability, and stunning part quality using the Formlabs Form 4

37 Materials

Includes 6 new materials, general purpose and fast resins.

Layer Thickness

25 - 300 microns
001 - .012 in

Build Volume (W x D x H)

20.0 × 12.5 × 21.0 cm | 7.9 × 4.9 × 8.3 in. 30% larger build to Form 3+

Material Management

Switch between a wide range of materials in seconds with spill-free, swappable cartridge system.

Blazing Fast

Go from design to finished part 3.5x faster (across all materials) than the Form 3+ machine.

Cloud monitoring

Over time, remotely monitor your printers and track resin and tank usage on the online dashboard.

Formlabs Form 4B Features

Formlabs Form 4B medical

Low Force Display Printing

Form 4B's speed is driven by Formlabs' new Low Force Display™ Print Engine, a powerful combination of ultra-high power LEDs, collimating lenses, optical filters, and a robust liquid crystal display.

Together they cure each layer of resin rapidly - regardless of part size or quantity. With tight tolerances, parts printed in every resin on Form 4B will match your design parameters, every time.

Variety of Materials to Suit any Need

Form 4B combines a new print engine with updates to the Formlabs materials library with 37 materials available for Form 4B at launch — as well as new accessories and post-processing solutions, and an improved user experience.

These updates reaffirm that Formlabs’ resin 3D printing ecosystem is the most powerful tool available for any professional to turn their ideas into reality.

Formlabs Medical Models
Formlabs Form dental print

Unmatched control and reliability

Six control systems precisely measure and maintain the temperature, resin level, print forces, and print status inside your printer.

The printer features robust hardware that was engineered for years of use. Tank rated for >75,000 layers for all materials. Light Processing Unit rated for >750,000 layers.

Interested in the Formlabs Form 4B?

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Formlabs Form 4B Specifications

Technology: Low Force Display™ (LFD)

XY resolution: 50 microns

Build volume: 20.0 × 12.5 × 21.0 cm | 7.9 × 4.9 × 8.3 in

Layer thickness: 25 – 300 microns

Average print speed: 100 mm/h

Resin Tank lifetime: 75,000+ layers with any Formlabs material

Printer weight: 18.3 kg | 40.4 lb

Printer dimensions: 39.8 × 36.7 × 55.4 cm | 15.7 × 14.5 × 21.9 in

Warranty and service: One-year warranty included | Paid service and extended warranty options available

Software compatibility: Windows 7 and up | Mac OS X 10.12 and up

File types accepted: STL, OBJ, 3MF

Formlabs Form 4B Accessories

Form 4 resin tank
Form 4 Resin Tank

Low Force Display (LFD)™ 3D printing uses a flexible yet strong dual-layer film tank for consistent, high-quality prints. Every resin tank includes a reusable lid, making it easy to stack tanks and store resin outside of the machine.

With a separate tank for each individual resin color or type, switching materials is as easy as sliding in a new tank.

Form 4 build platform
Form 4 Build Platform

Form 4 Build Platform has a durable aluminum surface. A spare Build Platform can speed up your workflow and allow for nonstop printing, whether you're changing resins or starting a new print while you remove your part.

What's Included with the Formlabs Form 4B

Formlabs Form 4B Basic Package

  • Formlabs Form 4 3D Printer
  • Form 4 Resin Tank
  • Form 4 Mixer

  • Form 4 Build Platform
  • Form 4 Finish Kit
Formlabs Form 4B Complete Package

  • Formlabs Form 4 3D Printer
  • Form 4 Resin Tank
  • Form 4 Mixer
  • Form 4 Build Platform
  • Form 4 Finish Kit
  • Form Wash (2nd Generation)
  • Form Cure
  • Solvent Pump
  • Form 4 Pro Service Plan 1 year (1 yr PSP)

 

Formlabs Form 4B Premium Package

  • Formlabs Form 4 3D Printer
  • Form 4 Resin Tank
  • Form 4 Mixer
  • Form 4 Build Platform x 2
  • Form 4 Finish Kit
  • Form Wash (2nd Generation) x 2
  • Form Cure
  • Finishing Tools
  • Solvent Pump
  • Form 4 Pro Service Plan 3+ years (3+ yrs PSP + 2 yr EW)

 

Benefits of the Formlabs Form 4B

Javelin are offering the Formlabs Form 4 Complete Package, which gives you a complete 3D printing solution for fully automated, full-featured production. With it, you can make and process parts and models in-house with no need for third-party tools.

Form 4B is the only printer on the market with a Low Force Display™ (LFD) print engine. Most printers on the market do not have any of this technology, let alone all of it. While there are dozens of unique features in the LFD print engine, these are the six most unique parts:

  • Release Texture: patent pending
  • Light Processing Unit 4: patent pending
  • Flexible Film Resin Tank: patent pending
  • Mixer-based failure detection: patented
  • Backlight Unit with industry-leading optical power
  • Automated resin dispensing

 

 

 

  • Blazing Fast: Most prints in under 2 hours
  • Versatile: Industry-leading materials for any problem
  • Intuitive: Anyone can learn in 15 minutes
  • Reliable: Unmatched print success rate
  • Stunning parts: Rivalling injection molded parts

Formlabs SLA 3D Printing Process

Formlabs Preform software

Preform

Go from CAD to printing in minutes with just a few clicks using the free PreForm software.

Load material and print

Print

Monitor your prints and manage your printers from anywhere with an integrated camera, printer diagnostic tools, and free dashboard software.

SLA post processing

Wash & Cure

Easy, effective post-processing in just fifteen minutes with quick release Build Platform Flex, Form Wash, and Form Cure.

Formlabs finishing

Finish

Use finished parts as they are or opt to sand, paint, coat, or electroplate them.

SLA Printer Comparison

Discover the differences between the Formlabs SLA printers

ModelTechnologyBuild
Volume
Min Layer
Resolution
MaterialsDescription
Formlabs Form 4 Formlabs Form 4LFD / SLA200 × 125 × 210mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, CeramicLarge format SLA with amazing resolution
Formlabs Form 4B Formlabs Form 4BLFD / SLA200 × 125 × 210mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, Ceramic + a variety of Class 1 and Class 2a biocompatible resinsEasy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
Formlabs Form 3LFormlabs Form 3LLFS / SLA300 x 335 x 200mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, CeramicLarge format SLA with amazing resolution
Formlabs Form 3BLLFS / SLA300 x 335 x 200mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, Ceramic + a variety of Class 1 and Class 2a biocompatible resinsEasy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.
Formlabs Form 3+Formlabs Form 3LFS / SLA145 x 145 x 185mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, CeramicDesktop SLA with amazing resolution
Formlabs Form 3B+

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LFS / SLA145 x 145 x 185mm25μmResins include: Standard, Tough, Durable, Castable Wax, Rigid, Clear, Flexible, Elastic, Grey Pro, High Temp, Ceramic + a variety of Class 1 and Class 2a biocompatible resinsEasy clean-up and smoother parts with tear-away light-touch supports.

Example SLA Parts

Formlabs SLA Materials

Discover the materials available for the Formlabs Form 4B

Jewelry Resins

High-detail materials for jewelry design and clean investment casting.

Prototype impressive concept models and manufacture distinctive pieces with sharp resolution and the best surface finish on the market, from idea to fitting to casting.

Standard and Engineering Resins

Functional prototyping materials

The Formlabs library of versatile, reliable Standard and Engineering Resins is formulated to help you reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market.

Medical and Dental Resins

Formlabs medical resins are validated for FDA-cleared workflows, produced in an ISO 13485 certified facility.

Formlabs Dental Resins enable high precision, low-cost digital production of a range of dental products in-house, including surgical guides, orthodontic models, retainers, and aligners.

Post Processing for Formlabs SLA Printers

Wash and cure your 3D printed parts with automated solutions

Formlabs Form 4B FAQs

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