3-D printer company is taking digital fabrication to the next level

October 25th, 2013

A replica of the Eiffel Tower and the Form 1 3-D printer that created it. Photo courtesy Formlabs

A replica of the Eiffel Tower and the Form 1 3-D printer that created it. Photo courtesy Formlabs

Three young MIT alumni want to help anyone, anywhere, make anything. And to do so, they are bringing high-quality, low-cost printers to the world through their company, Formlabs.

A printer that can print a fully functional clock, a prosthetic limb, or even food sounds fantastical. But, in just a few years it has become reality. Initially used by engineers and architects to produce prototypes, 3-D printers are now being put to work to create a variety of finished products.

As these digital fabrication tools become more affordable, 3-D printing promises to revolutionize the way products are designed and manufactured. It’s no surprise that the MIT campus, with its strong maker culture, is a hotbed of 3-D innovation. Formlabs, a start-up founded by a trio of MIT Media Lab alums, is at the forefront of advancing this technology.

Full story at Boston Herald.

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More about Formlabs and 3-D printing:

Formlabs.com homepage

3-D printing news from MIT Media Lab

Meet Formlabs’ cofounders

David_Cranor David Cranor SM ’11


Maxim-LobovskyMaxim Lobovsky SM ’11


Natan_LinderNatan Linder SM ’11

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