After receiving nearly $3 million in Kickstarter pledges the FormLabs Form 1 3D printer is ramping up to full production. They have sources enough components to build over 1,000 or the Form 1 3D printers.
FormLabs are expecting to deliver a large majority of the orders by the end of April that were promised to Kickstarter funders. After this time the regular orders will start to be shipped.
It has been a bit of a rocky path to get the Form 1 to market after their initial massive success in Kickstarter funding. Before production began they were embroiled in a patent infringement lawsuit from 3D Systems. FormLabs believed that they were using several expired patents and so were in their rights. 3D Systems aslo had a beef with Kickstarter whom they accused of promoting infringing products.
FormLabs clam that the Form 1 can offer better quality prints than competing 3D printers and quality that rivals more expensive printers.