Formlabs has announced the release of a new Flame Retardant (FR) Resin, which is the company’s first self-extinguishing material as well as its first UL 94 V-0 certified resin.
The new product promises to expand production possibilities for customers in various industries, including transportation, aviation, manufacturing, electronics, and aerospace.
With the FR Resin, users should be able to create stiff, creep-resistant, and functional plastic parts that perform well in high-temperature environments.
Formlabs said the material was formulated for producing interior parts for airplanes, automobiles, and railways, protective and internal consumer electronics components, and custom jigs, fixtures, and replacement parts for industrial environments.
Formlabs has also launched its new Build Platform 2L with Quick Release TechnologyTM, which should enable Form 3L/3BL users to efficiently produce large parts with the same post-processing efficiency as Form 3/B/+ users.
The platform allows Formlabs customers to quickly and easily remove parts from the build platform without tools in seconds. By printing directly to the platform without supports, users can save on material costs and post-process their prints faster.
Finally, Formlabs has added 3MF file support to PreForm, its free file preparation software. The new feature allows for smaller file sizes and the storage of multiple models in one file, among other benefits.
Formlabs said these new offerings open up even more possibilities for anyone to make anything with its 3D printers. “We are excited to deliver new options our users have been asking for, while expanding production possibilities for customers in new industries,” said Formlabs CPO Dávid Lakatos.
“With the Build Platform 2L, we are enabling Form 3L and 3BL users to print in ways they weren’t able to before, and with our first-ever Flame Retardant Resin, we are opening up 3D printing to industries such as aviation and transportation that must adhere to product regulations and certifications for flame retardancy.
“Lastly, by enabling PreForm, our free file preparation software, to support 3MF files, we are making it easier than ever for users to turn their designs into physical products,” he concluded.