The Form 1 High-Res 3D Printer | US$3,299.00 | formlabs.com
if you sneer at 3D printer and think of it as nothing more than a rich man toy or a hulking, aesthetically disastrous machine for the pros only, think again. the Form 1 High-Res 3D Printer is nothing like you have seen before. created by Formlabs, a spun off from the MIT Media Lab, the Form 1 is sleek, compact and low cost 3D printer that employs high-end stereolithography (SL) technology to construct mind-blowing detailed 3D prints that are as tiny as 300 microns. featuring a beautiful funky orange acrylic shell for the protective build platform and an sleek, industrial-style brushed metal base, the Form1 is available as a complete kit that has everything to get you started in the high-res 3D printing business. included in this $3,299 (only available to USA, Canada and EU markets only) machine is a companion software tool for basic model creation, raw material in form of Formlabs resin (Acrylate Photopolymer Resin) and Form Finish post-processing kit, that looks more like a CSI field kit, for putting the finishing touches on your printed product. works with both Windows (XP/Vista/7) and Mac (Mac OS X or later) machines. check out a product video after the break.