Three-dimensional suite

These materials printers can fabricate three dimensional objects on a larger scale than the materials printers. The processing mechanisms range from the printing of a binder onto a powder bed to laser curing of resin. In each case a sacrificial support materials is used and must be removed during post-processing.

Clicking on the titles below will take you to more detailed information about each printer, such as the accuracy to which they can print and available build materials.

  • Objet

    Model

    Objet 30 Pro

    Manufacturer

    Stratasys

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    7 build materials available including:

    • A Rigid Opaque material in white/ blue/black/grey/transparent
    • A Polypropylene-like and High temperature Materials

    Support material available.

    Notes

    Accuracy - 0.1 mm (0.0039 in.)

    Layer thickness 16-28 Microns depending on material

    Cable of generating smooth surfaces and prototyping designs which include small working parts and thin walls.

    More about Objet 30 Pro

  • Bitsy

    Model

    Rapman 3

    Manufacturer

    Bits from Bytes

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    Features

    Z axis accuracy - 0.125mm (0.005 inches / 125 microns)

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    Ideal for educational and Outreach applications. A simple cost effective technology.

  • Zcorp

    Model

    Z printer 310

    Manufacturer

    Z corporation

    Print head specifications

    304 inkjets

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    Notes

    Build Size 8 x 10 x 8 inches

    (203 x 254 x 203 mm)

    Layer Thickness 0.0035 – 0.008 inches

    (0.089 – 0.203 mm)

    A powder based printer the Z printer 310 prints a binder onto a powder bed. Utilises the following file formats. File Formats for Printing STL, VRML, PLY, 3DS, ZPR

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  • Additional

    SLA

    Model

    Viper si2

    Manufacturer

    3D systems

    Laser specifications

    Type Solid state Nd:YVO4, Wavelength 354.7 nm

    Power at vat 100 mW available.

    Beam (diameter @ 1/e2) Standard mode 0.250 +/- 0.025 mm

    Hi res mode 0.075 +/- 0.015 mm

    Features

    Vertical resolution 0.0025 mm

    Position repeatability 0.0076 mm

    Build speed approximately 5 mm/sec

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    More about SLA Viper si2 (PDF, 165 KB)

    Robotic extruder

    Model

    I&J F7300N

    Manufacturer

    I & J Fisnar Inc

    Print head specifications

    Needles

    Features

    Plot area of 300mm x 300mm with an accuracy of 0.02mm

    Offers a continuous motion path of xyz plotting

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    More about Fisnar I&J F&300N

For our other equipment, see the pages for our materials printers and analytical equipment.

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