How to connect Formlabs printers to 3DPrinterOS

How to connect Formlabs printers to 3DPrinterOS

Supported printers: Formlabs Form 2, Form 3+, Form 3L, Form 3B, Form 3BL, Fuse 1

  1. Printer set-up and connection

    1. Pre-installation checks
      1. First, please check that you have unpacked your 3D printer, it’s on a stable surface, and connected it to a reliable power source and the network.
      2. Update your Formlabs printer firmware to the latest one using the printer's LCD. 
        1. For SLA printers, visit https://support.formlabs.com/s/article/Updating-firmware-SLA?language=en_US 
        2. For Fuse printers, visit https://support.formlabs.com/s/article/Updating-firmware-for-Formlabs-SLS-printers?language=en_US
    2. Visit https://cloud.3dprinteros.com/#/download to download the latest version of the 3DPrinterOS Cloud client for the platform of your choice. Install it, following the installation instructions.
      1. If you use Windows PC, you can start the client from the shortcut on Desktop. To start it automatically, please add the shortcut to the Auto-Start folder.
      2. The client will start automatically after every restart if you have Raspberry or a similar platform.

  1. Go to the 3DPrinterOS Client web interface
    1. Log into your 3DPrinterOS account or create an account if you do not have one yet.

  1. Choose “Add network printer”, specify your printer's IP address and port (optional) and select the type.

  1. The 3DPrinterOS Client will connect to your printer, and you will see “ready” next to the printer type.

  1. You can change the printer's name by clicking on it.
  2. Click “Go to your cloud account”, and you will be redirected to 3DPrinterOS. Choose “Printers” from the top menu, and you should see the new printer connected to the cloud.

  1. Slicing set-up

    1. Head over to your Files or Projects, choose a file to slice and click on the drop-down menu next to the button “Slice”.
      Select the “FormLabs Slicer (Beta)”.

  1. Select the printer, profile, and thickness in the slicing set-up dialog box.

Click “Slice” to slice the model or “Slice & Queue” to slice and send it to the printer’s queue.

  1. In the “Printers” menu, you can see all the jobs in the printer’s queue. They have different colors depending on the material used.

  1. When you hover the mouse over the small model preview on the left, you can get a larger preview of the model.

  1. Just click the “Upload” button on the right to send a model to the printer and start the job.


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