FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer
Form 1 markets itself as an "affordable, professional 3D printer" for professional creators.
The project's mantra is that there are no low-cost, affordable 3D printers currently on the market which reach professional standards. With this in mind, the Form 1 team, previously from the MIT lab, decided to create an easy-to-use printer using stereolithography.
Stereolithography, a printing process which uses lasers to draw on a liquid plastic resin and hardening one layer at a time, is often very expensive but up to professional standards. The team say that after a "great deal of research" -- although this research is not explained in great detail -- they worked out a way to make stereolithographic printers at a far lower cost.
The company is now taking pre-orders for the 3D printer.
The project's Kickstarter campaign managed to secure $2,945,885 based on a $100,000 goal.