- Wiper: Enable the wiper to reduce stick to the tank. This reduces tank 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 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, the printer thinks a fully functioning resin cartridge is present, so all functions, wiper, 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
- Link to latest software
Please note: To assemble the kit you need to provide an empty Formlabs cartridge.
Howto modify a cartridge
Howto select a resin profile
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need this product? The universal cartridge is developed to overcome “open mode” limitations. It enables you to print with exact the same printer functionality as 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 which 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 with 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.
What’s the latest firmware version that works with the universal cartridge? The Universal cartridge is confirmed working on the latest Formlabs firmware: Firmware 1.19.12 — May 21, 2019
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.