Form 3BL

The Form 3BL is the large format dental 3D printer that raises the bar for dependable high-production dental 3D printing, designed to work day and night with minimal intervention. Print 48 models in a day, with only two printer interactions. Spend less time troubleshooting and get new hires up to speed quickly with intuitively designed, easy-to-use hardware and software.

The Form 3BL is a large format dental 3D printer produced by Formlabs. Formlabs is a 3D printer manufacturer based in United States. The Formlabs Form 3BL uses SLA 3D printing technology. This dental 3D printer offers a build volume of 200 x 335 x 300 mm.

Form 3BL is the 3D printer that takes additive manufacturing for the dental industry to the next level: it is a machine designed for high volume production. A new generation 3D printing ecosystem specifically designed to meet the needs of dental professionals. Reliable and accurate, it eliminates the uncertainties associated with dental production, so that positive clinical results can be achieved in just a few clicks.


  • A large build volume of 30 x 33.5 x 20cm means you can produce more in less time
  • A print engine using Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) results in consistent and accurate parts with a smooth finish
  • Runs all day and night to increase your output with minimal intervention from you
  • Easy-to use-interface and software takes care of the hard work, leaving you free to focus on your business
  • Removes any guesswork from your workflow, resulting in better patient outcomes
  • Each of Formlabs’ ever-expanding variety of materials has been tested and validated for exceptional consistency and accuracy


Build Volume

335 × 200 × 300 mm


Photopolymer Resin

Data format

.stl, obj




Wifi, Ethernet and USB

Power Requirements

100–240 V, 8.5 A MAX, 50/60 Hz, 650 W

Operating Temperature

18–28°C, 64–82°F

Laser Specifications

EN 60825-1:2007 certified, class 1 laser product, 405nm wavelength, 250 mw power

Resin Types

Standard Resins – general purpose. Functional Resins – Castable, Dental SG (Biocompatible Class 1), Flexible & Tough



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Frequently Asked Questions

3D scanning is the fast and accurate process of using a 3D scanner to convert physical objects into digital 3D data (in the most basic terms, it quickly and accurately gets your part into the computer). These scanners capture xyz coordinates of millions of points all over an object to recreate it digitally.

3D scanning saves money and especially time at every point of the manufacturing process, anywhere from design to production.

Generally, no. Almost any material lends itself to 3D scanning. Although 3D laser scanners can have trouble with black, translucent or reflective objects (for obvious reasons), these objects can either be sprayed with a flat white talc powder or can be scanned with a different type of 3D scanner. It would be an extremely rare case if we could not scan an object because of its material.

Absolutely not. The lasers used in 3D laser scanning will not damage parts, and are even safe for your eyes.

Our average 3D scanners are accurate to +/- 50 microns, or .002 in (two thousandths of an inch) for any point in space’s xyz coordinate. This is generally more than enough accuracy to cover the needs of almost all 3D scanning projects. If greater accuracy is required, we have options that use specialized 3D scanners which can provide finer scan data.

Yes. While 3D scanners do not directly output parametric data, our experienced engineers can reverse engineer fully parametric models based on the 3D scan data.

3D scanning initially creates an output that is inherently different from what CAD programs understand. CAD programs use mathematics to define a shape and control its behavior.

3D scanners output a collection of points (a point cloud) which are measured from the object using xyz-coordinates. While this collection of points digitally visualizes the physical shape of an object, there is no mathematical relationship between the individual points.

These 3D scanning software packages allow for the vital conversion of the point clouds into mathematical data that CAD programs can understand. While some manufacturing processes can work with point data (SLA, and some CAM/machining), most cases require mathematical data for the file to be usable.

Generally, you can scan all visible not-too-shiny surfaces that do not move for at least a few seconds of scanning time. The 3D scanner range we offer can scan an object size of 60-500 mm, but can be adapted for scanning small objects with fine details or larger object like a car engine.

The best objects to scan with this 3D scanner are:

  • Bounded by the specified 60-500mm in any dimension
  • Opaque, not translucent/transparent
  • Not-too-shiny surfaces
  • Asymmetrical, with abundant scan alignment features

Start calibrating with the mid-point and then calibrate smaller or larger sizes.  It’s easier to calibrate this way.

You can export the 3D models directly from the scanner software to all the standard formats:   .dae, .fbx, .ma, .obj, ply, .stl, .txt, .wrl, .x3d, .x3dz, .zpr