ProtoArt Universal Cartridge Kit – Formlabs Form (2/3)

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  • ProtoArt Spare Part - universal cartridge kit
  • Allows to print from 3rd part resins
  • Change your cartridge to the universal one
  • Compatible with Formlabs Form 2, and Form 3 3D Printers
SKU: 15854

Product description

The replacement/ spare part for Formlabs Form 2, and Form 3 3D Printers

Universal Cartridge Kit
With this kit, you can up-cycle an empty Formlabs cartridge to a Universal Cartridge. The universal cartridge enables you to print with any third-party resin in closed mode on your Form 2 & Form 3 printer using any of the Formlabs resin profiles. The cartridge enables all functions like the heater, wiper, and auto-refill. These functions increase part accuracy and quality.

Why?

Resins offered by the manufacturer are expensive ($180 per liter and up). There are several companies like DruckWege, and ApplyLabWork offering high-quality and special SLA resins for much less. However, they can only print in the so-called ‘open mode’, which disables the wiper, heater, and auto-filling of the resin tank. Printing quality, accuracy, and consistency are much higher when printing in closed mode and some resins can only be printed in this mode and will otherwise fail during printing. In ‘open mode’, the printer will pause after 100ml of resin use, this causes a line/defect in your print. As the resin tank is automatically topped up in ‘closed mode’, you can print as much resin as your model needs without babysitting. 

  • Wiper: Enable the wiper to reduce the stick to the tank. This reduces tank to wear and improves part accuracy. Resin stays mixed and consistent.
  • Auto dispensing: Automatically dispense resin into the tank when needed. No more 100ml print limitations, no print line. and no babysitting
  • Heater: Resin is sensitive to temperature fluctuations which influences the cure rate. Enable the heater to improve the printing accuracy.


This Universal Cartridge can be reprogrammed to any Formlabs resin type and can be easily reset when the printer thinks the resin cartridge is empty (normally, cartridges are disabled after 1 liter).

You can also use an empty Universal Resin Cartridge as a stand-in. Just add resin directly in the VAT, and the printer thinks a fully functioning resin cartridge is present, so all functions, wiper, and heater keep working. This makes changing resins a lot easier because you only have to clean the resin vat.

You will receive

  • Programmable cartridge chip
  • Programming cable
  • Manual
  • Link to the latest software


Please note: To assemble the kit you need to provide an empty Formlabs cartridge. The cartridge is not included!

 

How to modify a cartridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7alCJ8y5d0

How to select a resin profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fjYuq5JIjQ

Frequently Asked Questions

In case your question is not on the list, please do not hesitate to contact the manufacturer.
  • Do I need this product? The universal cartridge is developed to overcome “open mode” limitations. It enables you to print with exactly the same printer functionality as the original Formlabs resins. Users of the universal cartridge have experienced more consistent and accurate print quality compared to printing in open mode. Several manufacturers developed specialty resins that are not offered by Formlabs. They can now be printed using the full functionality of the machine. Some of the other “closed mode printing” advantages of the universal cartridge are continuous printing of >100ml parts without forced stops and weld lines.
  • Which resins are compatible with the printer and universal cartridge and what settings should I use? Several manufacturers have developed resins specifically for the Form 2. They can tell you which resin profile their specific resin is developed for. If this is not specified, a good starting point is using one of the standard resin profiles with the corresponding color of the resin.


Some manufacturers producing resins and are confirmed working are DruckWege, ApplyLabWork, Photocentric, Digital Forge, 3DResyn, and Molecule.

Please note: While excellent results have been achieved, these resins and the universal cartridge are neither recommended nor supported by Formlabs. Use at your own risk.
  • Is it difficult to install a module myself into an empty cartridge? The modification requires a basic understanding of drilling and soldering. To install a module, you need to drill three holes in a cleaned cartridge, solder two wires, and glue the module in place.

Product specifications

Brand ProtoArt
Product State New
Country Of Origin The Netherlands
External stock Available in 3 to 6 weeks
Part Types Others, Upgrade Kits
3D Printer Serie Formlabs Form
3D Printer Model Form 2, Form 3
Product Weight (g) 72.00

Product summary

SKU 15854
Brand ProtoArt

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