Formlabs 3

Positives
  • It’s a productivity powerhouse
  • Intelligence baked into every aspect
  • Utterly fire and forget: One-click printing is generally excellent

Negatives
  • Early issues with dust inside the laser unit
  • Resin cartridges are a bit wasteful
  • There’s no “off” button

Formlabs 3 vs Ultimaker 3

Ultimaker 3

Positives
  • Dual Extrusion performs brilliantly
  • Hot-swappable print cores
  • WiFi connectivity
  • NFC equipped reels simplify printing

Negatives
  • Open front
  • Poorly positioned spool holders
  • Glass plate release system is dated and fiddly
  • Design is looking a bit tired

Comparison Specs

Formlabs 3 vs. Ultimaker 3
Formlabs 3 vs Ultimaker 3
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Formlabs 3 vs Ultimaker 3
Community RatingStar Rating (0-5)
4.5
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4.5
3D Printing Technology(SLA/FDM/SLS/Polyjet/DLP/LCD)
SLA
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FDM
Materials Supported
Resin
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PLA, ABS, PVA
Number of Extruders1 / 2 / None
N/A
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2
Print Resolution(microns)
25
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20-200
Print Speed(mm/s)
N/A
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< 24
ConnectivityUSB / Ethernet / SD Card
Ethernet, USB
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Ethernet, USB
Auto CalibrationYes / No
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Built-in 3D Scanner?Yes / No
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Heated BedYes / No
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LCD ScreenYes / No
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Wifi SupportedYes / No
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Maximum Print Volume(L x W x H)
5.7`` x 5.7`` x 7.3``
VS
9`` x 7.4`` x 7.9``
Size(L x W x H)
15.9`` x 14.8`` x 20.7``
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15.5`` x 19.3`` x 25.1``
Weight(lbs)
38.6
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31.7

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