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UAB Libraries 3D Printing: Form 2

Information on 3D printing and related resources available from the UAB Libraries

Printer Information

There is one Form 2 printer located in the Lister Hill Library 3D Printing Space. The Form 2 printer is named Melson after Melson Barfield-Carter, MD. For biographical information on Dr. Barfield-Carter please visit the 3D printers in Lister Hill Library page in this guide. 

The Form 2 is a sterolithographic (SLA) 3D printer. SLA printers use a tank of uv-sensitive resin, rather than a thermoplastic filament, as material for printing.

Form 2 "Melson"

Form 2 3D printer

Build Volume

The build volume for the Form 2 is 

145 mm x 145 mm x 175 mm

(5.70 in x 5.70 in x 6.88 in)

We recommend avoiding prints that use the entire surface of the printer's build platform. 

Slicer Software

Formlabs provides Preform slicing software for use with the Form 2 printer. 

Manuals and Tutorials

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