3D Printing and Scanning
ABS Plastic Printer (Stratsys Dimension SST 1200es) – The Dimension 3D Printer is capable of producing 3D printed models up to 10” x 10” x 12” in size with a layer resolution of .01”. This printer implements dual extrusion technology to ABS plastic with soluble support materials that allow for complex geometries not normally possible through smaller printers. Designs must in a .STL format.
Resin Printer (Stratsys Objet30 Pro V2) – The Objet30 Pro is capable of producing high quality parts up to 11.5” x 7.5” x 5.8” in size with a layer resolution of 28 microns. It prints in a liquid photopolymer that is laid down in droplets and then cured with UV lights at each layer. Designs must in a .STL format.
Composite Printer (Markforged Mark Two) – The Mark Two printer is capable of producing nylon parts up to 12.6” x 5.2” x 6” in size with a layer resolution of .004”. The uniqueness of this printer lies in its capability to in lay composites (Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass) within the nylon to increase strength in certain places within a part. Designs must in a .STL format.
Conveyor Belt Printer (Blackbelt) – The Blackbelt 3D Printer pioneers the use of a conveyor belt to increase print volume. The printer is capable of producing parts up to 13” x 13” x 6’ with a layer resolution of around .016”. It also prints at a 45 degree angle allowing for hollow parts to be printed without needing support. Designs must in a .STL format.
Powder Printer (Projet 460 Plus) – The Projet Printer prints in a gypsum powder and can produce parts up to 8” x 8” x 10” in size. This printer also uses an ink cartridge to produce full color parts. Designs must in a .STL format.
3D Scanner (Artec Eva) – This handheld 3D scanner is capable of scanning parts to an accuracy of 0.5 mm at 16fps. This scanner then uses a software to convert this to a mesh file that can be used to produce 3D printable models.
3D Scanner (Makerbot Digitizer) – The Makerbot Digitizer uses laser line triangulation to scan parts up to an 8”x8” cylinder. This scanner then uses a software to convert this to a mesh file that can be used to produce 3D printable models.
Electronic Prototyping Equipment
Milling Machine (T-Tech QC-J5) – This milling machine is capable of producing circuit boards for student use. These boards are cost free, and can be used for whatever purpose the board is designed for, whether it be for senior design, research, or even a personal project.
Laser (Epilog Helix 60W) – The laser can be used for various projects utilizing both cutting and engraving, however, the main purpose of the laser is to create stencils for circuit boards. The laser is capable of cutting out “pads” for solder paste to be applied.
Solder Paste Printer (LPFK ProtoPrint S) – This piece of equipment is used to hold a stencil in place to ensure a smooth and precise amount of solder is applied.
Pick and Place machine (MC400) – A Pick and Place machine has the capabilities of picking up very small components, and placing them in precise locations with extreme accuracy, at a very efficient rate. The machine we have in the lab is automatic, which means that long strips of components can be placed in the machine, and as long as components are available, the machine will run on its own.
Reflow Oven (T-962A) – A reflow oven is used to melt the solder paste, forming a bond that holds the component in its place. After this step you are left with a finalized product, ready for testing. **Owned by Dr. Lemmon
Waterjet Table – The waterjet table uses a combination of high pressure water and garnet to cut 2D objects up to 4’ x 8’ in size (thickness dependent on material). This equipment can be used to cut virtua
lly any material from high density foam to stainless steel to various composites. Designs must in a .DXF format.
Plasma Cutter – The plasma cutter is capable of cutting 2D objects up to 4’ x 5’ x .75” in size out of stainless steel or carbon steel. Designs must in a .DXF format.
Laser (Epilog Zing 30W) – The laser can be used for various projects utilizing both cutting and engraving. The max size for this laser is approximately 16” x 12”. It is used primarily for balsa wood and thin plastics. Designs must be in Adobe Illustrator.