Introduction: SLA Textile 3D Print

About: Design at Formlabs | RISD Architecture '16 | Design, technology, fabrication, drawing

This post is a continuation of my previous Instructable about 3D Printing pre-rolled sheets on the Formlabs Form 2 3D printer, with durable resin. Read about it here.

Instead of printing tiled surfaces, I decided to generate a regular triangular lattice, but the rest of the process is fundamentally the same.

Step 1: CAD

What you'll need:

1. Form 2

2.Rhino 3D

3. Grasshopper plugin

4. Intralattice plugin for grasshopper

Follow the instructions from the previous instructable. Or begin directly with the attached grasshopper script (, rhino file, and STL (Lattice_textile.STL).

When you open, you should find input surface 1 and 2. Model any surface, offset it, and apply both surfaces to the grasshopper file, it will then generate a latticed surface that matches the topology you made.

In my case, I modeled a simple spiral so that I could print a long roll.


The new geometry allows for thicker members (1 mm) but more pliability. Additionally, there is no post-curing involved, and instead I recommend just leaving the part to dry in the sun.

There is also no need for a support structure, since the model consists of its own triangular lattice structure.