Formlabs Is Expanding Access to Digital Fabrication, So Anyone Can Make Anything. In 2011, three MIT graduate students built the first 3D printer that could achieve industrial, professional part quality at an affordable price. Through a continuous commitment to innovation, Formlabs has become the largest supplier of professional stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers in the world. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing preparation software. Current customers include global leaders in industries ranging from medical research to footwear design, to automotive and aerospace manufacturing, as well as leading educational institutions globally, entrepreneurs and small businesses creating custom products.