The Prototyping Center (ZACH 140) produces all manner of prototype parts for students. This includes several large commercial 3D printers, metal 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and printed circuit boards (PCB).
**The equipment displayed does not represent all equipment in this area or are for common usage.
Low Fidelity 3D Printing Equipment Available
All are FDM-style machines which extrude plastic filament through a heated nozzle to build the part layer by layer. Primary material is PLA, but can also use ABS, PETG, TPU, Nylon, etc. With Engineering Justification. CreatBot can print with higher temperature materials (ULTEM 9085).
Ultimaker 2+ Extended
Makerbot Method X
High Fidelity 3D Printing Equipment Available
FDM Style Machines
Extrude plastic filament through a heated nozzle to build the part layer by layer. Materials available are PLA, ABS, ASA, PC-ABS. Future possibilities include: ABS-CF10, ABS-ESD7, Diran and TPU.
PolyJet Style Machines
Machines spray micro-droplets of photopolymer that are cured with UV light to build the part layer by layer. Materials available are the full acrylic-like VeroColor suite, Clear, Amber, and rubber-like Agilus30.
SLA Style Machines
Stereolithography (SLA) is an industrial 3D printing process used to create concept models, cosmetic prototypes, and complex parts with intricate geometries.
BDM Style Machines
Create green parts similar to FDM that are then subject to further chemical and thermal processing. Material available is 17-4PH stainless steel.
Printed Circut Board Equipment Available
Other Prototyping Equipment Available
Canon: K10441 (Large Format Printer)
What are the requirements to submit a request?
To submit a request, you must be an active member of the Fischer EDC. To apply for a membership. Once approved as a member, you may submit a request using our website’s Service Request Form. Additional courses may be required before submitting a request to ensure all necessary material information to complete it is submitted.
HIGH FIDELITY 3D PRINTING
- Foam Cutting