A return to desktop with FabPro 1000 sees 3D Systems try to take back small format 3D printing

Published 17 November 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d printing, rapid prototyping, 3d systems, formlabs, desktop printing, desktop, fabpro 1000, dlp

3D Systems is reentering the desktop 3D printing category with the introduction of the FabPro 1000, a sub $5,000 DLP printer that will form the starting point for its revamped professional range.

The resin 3D printer is billed as being between two and four-times faster than its competition - such as the Formlabs Form 2, although it does have a smaller build area - and 3D Systems says its technology and materials will delivers ‘up to 40 per cent lower part cost’.

As the name suggests, the FabPro 1000 is aimed professionals looking for detailed prototypes, and with a growing number of desktop SLA/DLP printers on the market 3D Systems hopes its speed and integrated pro software, 3D Sprint, will set it apart.

It will be launched with a range of materials, for high detail or fast builds, and even castable materials for jewellery.

The FabPro 1000 is expected to be available in the second half of 2018.

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