SeaportTools SLA 3D Printing Service

This is the most advanced  desktop 3D printer ever created - at least according to the company that sells it. It is at least a very nice machine, capable of making very accurate and high resolution models (and dental implants).

This is a vary fancy machine. If you are new to 3D printing, you should get started with the MakerBot first.

The fastest way to get your object printed is to email an STL file to...


...with the subject "Please Formlabs Print This". I'll reply to let you know I got it and give you an estimate of when it will be done.

If you have very specific layout and support reqirements, email me first and try to convince me that you know what you are doing. If you succeed, then email me a .form file.

Make sure that your object...

  1. is  small
  2. is well formed (it has a watertight outside surface)

Depending on the size and material, I'll try to batch your object in the next available space. Even under the best circumstances, this will typically be more than 24 hours (it is a slow machine) and can often be a week or more.

I will not help you with problems designing for this machine - this machine is only for people who know what they are doing. If you need help, sharpen your chops on the Makerbot first.


Q: What kind of machine is this?
A: The SeaportTools SLA printer is a Formlabs Form2.

Q: What materials do you have?
A: It is typically loaded with Durable resin, but others are available too.

Q: What is the difference between SLA and FDM?
A: Dude, this is not the machine for you. Do not take driving lessons in the Farari. Use the Honda.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Free for reasonable use, but the test for reasonable on this machine is much lower than for the Makerbot. If you ask me to print a dozen cookie cutters on this machine then I will laugh at you and then make you feel bad about yourself.

Q: Can I supply my own resin?
A: I can't imainge why you have resin but no machine, but if you do then I guess we can talk about how you got into this odd circumstance.