3D Printing

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Makerbot: Replicator Z18

Type: 3D Printer

Quantity: 1

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Makerbot: Replicator 2X

Type: 3D Printer

Quantity: 1

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Anet A8 3D Printer

Type: 3D Printer

Quantity: 1

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Cube 3D Printer

Items included: 3D Printer

Quantity: 1

About 3D Printing

Description

3D printing is a quickly emerging technology in the manufacturing industry. With 3D printing, manufacturers are able to print parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. 3D printing is now becoming more affordable for consumers and small businesses. The process begins with making a 3D model through a modeling software or scanning an object. Then the object is printed layer by layer using a special plastic.

Equipment Reservation

Reservation Process

When equipment is required for extended periods of time in the Innovation Space and Research Lab it must be signed out. Equipment cannot leave the department. You can fill out the form but you must also leave your Student ID with the Lab Specialist.

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Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.

Beginner

3D Printer: Makerbot Z18

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: 3D printing is an additive manufacturing method that lets you make parts using layers of liquid plastic. It is an amazing prototyping process that is very low cost and doesn’t require an entire manufacturing facility. Portable printing devices are sold under brands such as Makerbot and they are as easy to use as a regular paper printer. It’s a great skill to have if you are interested in DIY projects.

Intermediate

Building a CAD Model

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: Computer Aided Design, or CAD modeling, allows users to create complex assemblies of different parts. Previously created designs can also be drawn up in CAD to make a standardizable model. Its an essential skill to have in industries like engineering, industrial design, etc.

Advanced

3D Scan

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: Bring an object from the real world into the real world using 2D images. A 3D scanner will compile normal photos of an object into a solid object that can be used in a CAD model or 3D print!

Projects

Sample Project 1

Utilizing our MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Senior Randall Borruso designed a container for his microcontroller that was part of his senior design project. He built the model in CAD software and then printed out a number of prototypes as his project evolved.

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Sample Project 2

The Ultra HD 3D scanner was used to scan a mug and transform the image into a 3D model that was later able to be printed using our Makerbot: Replicator 2X printer.

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