Z Corp Spectrum Z510
The ZCorp Spectrum Z510 3D printer is an inkjet powder printer with high part resolution but low part strength unless infilrated with CA. Though normally color-capable, the machine has been reconfigured to handle monochromatic prints only.
Location: Voorhees 813, Build Size: 10(X) x 14(Y) x 8(Z) in, Z Layer Thickness: 0.0035 - 0.0080 in, XY Resolution: 600(X) x 540(Y) dpi, Color: Modified to be Monochromatic
Developed with the support of the
National Science Foundation's
3D Systems ZPrinter 650
The 3D Systems ZPrinter 650 3D printer is an inkjet powder printer with high part resolution but low part strength unless infilrated with CA. Machine is fully color-capable with color quality dependent upon infiltration with CA.
Location: Voorhees 813, Build Size: 10(X) x 15(Y) x 8(Z) in, Z Layer Thickness: 0.0035 - 0.0040 in, XY Resolution: 600(X) x 540(Y) dpi, Color: 390,000 Colors
MakerBot Replicator 2X
The MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer is a dual extrusion ABS filament printer with low part resolution but high part strength. Up to two colors of filament may be used in any single print.
Location: Voorhees 813, Build Size: 9.8(X) x 6.3(Y) x 5.9(Z) in, Z Layer Thickness: 0.0039 in, Color: 2 Colors (Limited to Filament Choice)
Basic Modeling Requirements
For detailed modeling requirements and a comprehensive understanding of the 3D printing process, download and thoroughly read the 3D Printing Guidelines PDF document posted to the left.
The model must be a closed ("watertight") polygonal model. In Rhino this means converting a closed polysurface into a closed mesh and then exporting the mesh as an STL file.
Purge any duplicate objects.
Your surface and mesh normals should be unified and pointing away from the model.
It's advisable to shell the model with a minimum thickness of 0.125 in.
Ensure that your model is structurally sound and self-supporting.
Download and thoroughly read the 3D Printing Guidelines PDF document posted to the left.
Once your professor has submitted the Project Request Form, you will receive an email invitation to submit your files. If your entire class will be 3D printing, there will be a required 3D printing orientation session prior to any file submissions.
Name your files using the following convention: yyyymmdd_professorsurname_studentsurname_n, n being a number in the event that you are printing multiple parts that day.
Each part to be printed must be exported as its own STL file.
Submit your original Rhino file and your properly exported STL file to email@example.com.
If the file is too large to email, use a free service like YouSendIt.com to send the file (up to 50MB).
While 3D printing is free for our students, there is a printing volume limit of 30 cubic inches per student per semester (in other words, shell your model!).
You will be contacted by a CLT to let you know the status of your 3D print. If there are errors in the model you will be notified of those errors by the CLT and given direction on how to proceed, at which point it is your responsibility to repair the model and resubmit.