Formlabs Fuse 1 and Form 3L
It’s been two years since the building renovation started here at the Benchmark Almelo facility, and recently the entire product development department moved into the new building. Not only the office space has been completely overhauled, our test and prototyping facilities have also received significant upgrades.
Our mechanical prototyping space for example now has multiple rapid prototyping options available, with the first two brand-new:
- Formlabs Fuse 1 is a selective laser sintering (SLS) printer with a build volume of 165 x 165 x 300 mm. The printer comes with the necessary post-processing equipment to clean the printed products. Additionally we have a sand blast cabinet for easier and more thorough cleaning.
- Formlabs Form 3L is a stereolithography (SLA) printer with a build volume of 335 x 200 x 300 mm. Like the Fuse 1, the Form 3L also comes with the necessary post-processing equipment. In this case to clean and post-cure the printed products.
- Tiertime Up Box+, and Up Box mini 2, is a fused deposit modelling (FDM) printer, also known as filament printer. The Up Box+ has a build volume of 255 x 205 x 205 mm.
- Tiertime Up Box mini 2 has a build volume of 120 x 120 x 120 mm. It is a travel sized version of the Up Box+.
Our environmental lab is now accompanied by a cutting-edge semi-anechoic 3 metre pre-compliance chamber. The chamber is housed within an RF shielded enclosure and the walls are lined with absorbing ferrite tiles. Testing inside the chamber means not having to adjust for background noise and makes it perfect for pre-compliant emissions and immunity testing of various products and devices.
We had to wait a few years, but the fancy new toys are more than worth it.