How does the Uniz Slash Plus compare to the Formlabs Form 2? Read our comparison guide to find out.
Recently, we decided to compare two popular resin printers; the UNIZ Slash Plus and Formlabs Form 2. This is a quick comparison guide that will help you to understand what to expect of both resin 3D printers.
Let’s get started.
Uniz Slash Plus vs Form 2
Starting off with technology, the Slash Plus uses LCD stereolithography technology for illumination. On the other hand, the Form 2 uses the classic SLA method for illumination. Both methods produce models with amazing accuracy at reasonable print speeds. Moreover, the models turn end up having a smooth surface.
Today, resin 3D printers are being used in areas that require maximum precision and detail. Examples of such areas include make dental aligners and models, medical demo models, jewelry making, design and master model printing.
These two resin 3D printers are highly recommended for such print jobs where precision and detail are paramount.
While the Slash Plus and Form 2 resin 3D printers may seem to be similar in terms of production, they have some key differences when it comes to print and mechanical performance.
Check the table below for the differences between the two resin 3D printers.
Uniz Slash Plus vs Form 2: Features
|Specifications||UNIZ Slash Plus||Formlabs Form2|
|Plot area||192mm * 120mm * 200mm||145mm * 145mm * 175mm|
|Volume 4608 cm³||Volume 3679 cm³|
|Dental Cast stamp (special dental resin). Layer height 0.05 mm||6pcs / 1h 28 min||4pcs / 6h 21 min|
|Ring printing (burned out resin)||60pcs / 3h 51 min||55pcs / 11h 22min|
|Layer height 0.025 mm||180pcs / 12h||55pcs / 12h|
|Cube printing: 10 * 10 * 10cm||3h 54min||39h 18min|
|Layer height: 0.1mm||256 ml / h||25.9ml / h|
|Resolution||X-axis: 75 μm||140 μm|
|Y-axis: 75 μm|
|Z-axis profile||10 – 300 μm (customizable)||25 – 300 microns|
|Supported file formats||STL, OBJ, AMF, 3MF, UNIZ||STL, OBJ, FORM|
|Control||It is possible to control several printers from one UNIZ slicer||One printer control|
|Maintaining the printer||You can discuss it yourself||A skilled engineering approach is required|
|Brand resin price||5200-13000 rub / 0.5l||14300-38000 rub / liter|
|Consumption of resin cans (1l)||Over 17,000 layers||1,000-3,000 layers|
During our test, we printed the same dental models with a resolution of 0.05 mm. Here are the results we got:
According to the Form 2 slicer, printing 4 parts would take 6 hours and 21 minutes. Using simple arithmetic, this simply means that one model takes 1 hour and 35 minutes to be printed.
On the other hand, the Slash Plus printer slicer gives a more optimistic forecast: 6 models will be printed in 1 hour and 28 minutes. This means that each models takes just 14 minutes to be printed.
The Slash Plus also beats the Form 2 in speed when printing masterbatch rings. For this test, the layer thickness was 0.025mm.
The Form2 printer took 11 hours 22 minutes to print 55 models. This means that one ring was being printed at 12.4 minutes.
On the other hand, the Slash Plus printed 60 patterns in just 3 hours 51 minutes. In a nutshell, one ring was being printed in 3.8 minutes.
Therefore, while the Formlabs Form 2 is printing one ring, Slash Plus will already finish 3 of the same.
Let’s go to another test. This time, we’ll be printing a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube with a resolution of 0.1mm.
The Form2 printer takes 39 hours and 18 minutes to print while the Slash Plus prints it in just 3 hours 51 minutes.
However, during this test, we found out that the Form 2 consumed significantly less resin than the Slash Plus. The resin consumption of the Form 2 was 25.9 ml/h, while that of the Slash Plus was 256 ml/h.
The Slash Plus printer confidently surpassed Form2 in many respects. In particular, it has almost 1000 cm³ more volume of the construction area and almost 2 times more accuracy. In addition, the Slash Plus has a customizable Z-profile, i.e. different areas of the same model can be printed at different resolutions.
During our tests, we found out that the Formlabs Form 2 lags far behind in print speed. However, it also uses much less resins. This is important, especially considering that Formlabs’ branded resin is significantly more expensive than Uniz resin.
Considering the capabilities of 3D printers, both of these two resin 3D printer are perfect for solving both business problems and for private use. Both provide multiple connection options, the ability to work with cloud data storage and heavy files.
However, if you have to print a lot of models and use several printers at the same time, then Slash Plus will be more convenient it allows you to print with several 3D printers from one slicer. On the same note, the Slash Plus beats the Form 2 in terms of printing speed.