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This month marks five years since the release of the Form 3, Formlabs’ last major 3D printer refresh. To celebrate the occasion, the MIT spinoff has unveiled the long-awaited Form…

Formlabs says new 3D printer ‘rivals injection molding’

3D-printing stalwart Formlabs today showed off a series of new solutions that enables its customers to dramatically increase their 3D-printing output. The result is better large-scale manufacturing options and a…

Formlabs inches toward mass manufacturing with high-volume 3D printing solutions

Toy and games maker Hasbro is bringing your face to an action figure near you with its newest partnership. It’s using a new 3D-printing material and workflow from 3D-printer company…

Hasbro puts your face on action figures with 3D printing

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When Formlabs launched on Kickstarter nearly a decade ago, it stood out from the (then) crowded field of 3D printing startups by offering an accessible approach to high-res stereolithography. It…

Formlabs promises up to 40% speed increase with new 3D printers

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Formlabs raises $150M

6:37 am PDT • May 19, 2021

There was a massive raise for the 3D printing industry this morning, as Massachusetts-based Formlabs announced a $150 million Series E. The round, led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2, effectively…

Formlabs raises $150M

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3D printing has come a long way over the course of the last decade, but questions about mainstream adoption still linger around the technology. Medical devices have been a pretty…

Sennheiser partners with Formlabs for customized headphones

Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating officer of both TechCrunch and Engadget for more…

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Formlabs was one of a few desktop 3D printing companies to weather the massive tech bubble a few years back. The Somerville, Massachusetts-based company set itself apart by bringing advanced…

Formlabs announces a large-format medical and dental 3D printer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded Formlabs an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a 3D-printed part designed to convert BiPAP machines designed for sleep apnea into much-needed ventilators. The…

Formlabs gets FDA emergency use authorization for a 3D-printed ventilator conversion part

As it mobilizes its supply chain, employees, and partners to provide personal protective equipment to medical workers and others working to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, Apple has…

Apple has sourced over 20 million protective masks, now building and shipping face shields

Startups across the nation and around the world are looking for ways to relieve shortages of much-needed personal protective equipment and sanitizers used to halt the spread of COVID-19. While…

Private tech companies mobilize to address shortages for medical supplies, masks and sanitizer

Formlabs, the privately held, Massachusetts-based 3D-printing company, will soon receive an exemption from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its swab designed for use in COVID-19 test kits, TechCrunch…

3D-printing company Formlabs expects to bring new swabs for COVID-19 to market

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Formlabs CEO on the state of 3D printing and its remaining challenges

3D printing isn’t the buzzy, hype-tastic topic it was just a few years ago — at least not with consumers. 3D printing news out of CES last week seemed considerably quieter than years prior; the physical booths for many 3D printing companies I saw took up fractions of the footprints they did just last year.…

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Formlabs CEO on the state of 3D printing and its remaining challenges

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Back at CES this year, we talked with 3D-printer maker Formlabs about its early experimentation in using its printers to make dentures faster and more affordably than existing alternatives. A…

Formlabs is making a 3D printer just for dentists

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Lessons from the hardware capital of the world

A week is obviously not enough time to truly understand a market as massive and fascinating as China. Hell, it’s not really even enough time to adjust to the 12-hour time difference from New York. That said, each of the three visits I’ve taken to the country in the past two years has yielded some…

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Lessons from the hardware capital of the world

Sneakers have been a pretty effective means for helping 3D printing make the transition from prototype to manufacturing. Carbon in particular has found success with its Adidas partnership, printing out…

Formlabs is 3D printing parts of New Balance’s new sneakers

MIT Media Lab spin-off Formlabs is one of the few 3D desktop 3D-printing companies that has managed to buck the trends of a shrinking field. The startup found success by…

Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers

3D printing for manufacturing is one of those things that gets talked about a lot, but we’ve yet to see a lot of truly mainstream applications for the technology. A…

Gillette partners with Formlabs to 3D print razor handles

With its latest funding round, Formlabs has achieved unicorn status. The Massachusetts-based 3D printing startup just raised another $15 million. The latest round brings its total funding up to $100…

Formlabs goes unicorn with latest funding round

Formlabs announced this morning that it’s raised another $30 million in a Series C led by Tyche Partners. This latest round puts the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D-printing company’s total funding north…

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3D printing startup Formlabs is using its Digital Factory conference today to make its two biggest announcements since launching the Form 1 on Kickstarter half a decade back. Both are pretty…

Formlabs moves into 3D printing for manufacturing and announces a new desktop technology

Link3D is launching a new service to connect industrial businesses with additive manufacturers around the country. Pitching itself as a more professional alternative to 3D Hubs, Formlabs and Shapeways, Link3D is the fruit…

Link3D pitches a new platform for industrial additive manufacturing

Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals for increased…

Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer

Formlabs makes powerful 3D printers that can make objects that look as solid and smooth as injection-molded parts. Now, however, they’ve added improved materials including a new gray material that…

Formlabs adds new ceramic resins and tools for experimenters

Formlabs is shaping up to be something of a rare bright spot in a world of desktop 3D printers. While plenty of other devices have come and gone, failing to…

Formlabs raises $35M Series B, announces Autodesk partnership