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Our Technology

The I2P lab offers a variety of technologies for users to interact with and utilize.
Below is a comprehensive list of our printers, scanners, and available printing materials.

If you have further questions, refer to our FAQ or send us an email at i2plab@rams.colostate.edu.

 

Printers

 

The Lulzbot TAZ 6

Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven 3D printing technology and one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work.

3D printing is more reliable than ever with the integrated automatic bed leveling system, all metal LulzBot v2 Hot End, and heated PEI print surface.  With the all metal hot end, you can take advantage of the cutting edge market for new materials. Perfect for both large and small objects, the heated PEI build surface keeps your 3D printed objects in place when hot and releases when cool. With Cura LulzBot Edition, you have hundreds of quickprint profiles built in for seamless 3D printing.

 

 

The Lulzbot Mini

MINI

The LulzBot Mini is a high performance desktop 3D printer that’s perfect for home users, makers, designers, engineers, architects, and anyone looking for an easy-to-use desktop 3D printer.

New features like self-leveling, self-cleaning, an easy carry handle, new software, and a low maintenance PEI print surface allow you to focus on making and doing, while your 3D printer does the work.

 

 

The Objet 3D Pro

Objet

The Objet is a photopolymer printer using polyjet technology. It is the best printer in the lab for producing small, detailed parts that require high dimensional accuracy and/or have geometries that require support material. The Objet is capable of producing interwoven, moving parts with ease and beautiful, presentation-ready models, though alternative printing methods are recommended for load-bearing, final production products. Since this printer utilizes highly specialized and toxic materials, the printer is not open for general lab use reservation. Nevertheless, if users are interested in taking advantage of this resource, lab staff are available to perform the necessary operations.

Click here for materials avaliable:

http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/design-series/objet30-pro

 

Autodesk Ember

A quick overview of the Ember 3D printer’s specs includes:

  • DLP SLA technology, which “prints in hi-res faster than laser-based SLA printers”
  • Resolution of 50 microns on the X and Y axes, and 10-100 microns for the Z axis, allowing for “ultra-high resolution modeling”
  • Build volume: 64 x 40 x 134 mm
  • Speed: 15 mm/hour at 25 micron layer height

 

 

Envisiontec Micro Plus

The Micro Plus Hi-Res provides a build envelope of 45 x 28 x 100 mm with 30 micron resolution in X and Y. The Micro Plus Advantage provides a 60 x 45 x 100 mm build envelope with 60 micron resolution in X and Y. Both models feature a dynamic Z resolution (material dependent) that varies between 25 and 75 micron. The Micro Plus 3D printers can produce functional parts with exceptional surface quality without sacrificing speed. Materials available for the line include solutions for a wide range of applications, including jewelry, toy, medical, industrial design and engineering and more.

Click here for materials avaliable:

 https://envisiontec.com/3d-printing-materials/micro-materials/

 

Hyrel Hydra 430

This printer is best for the experienced user who needs a large volume FDM print. Heated, enclosed build environment and filament storage protects your build and material from outside environmental changes.

This machine creates both high quality prints and has an extremely large build volume.

Build volume: Hydra 430: 400x300x250mm X/Y/Z

Hydra 16A

 

Prusa i3 MK3

With the rebuilt extruder, a plethora of sensors and the new magnetic MK52 heatbed with replaceable PEI spring steel print sheet, this is a fast, accurate and high tech machine!

New bed services allow to print without tape or glue. Print speeds can reach up to 200 mm/sec while also being extremely accurate. Detection and recovery of shifted layers also leads to high quality prints.
Build volume:
250 x 210 x 210 mm

https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/3d-printers/180-original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.html  

 

Markforged Mark Two

This printer is capable of printing with carbon, fiberglass, and Kevlar, as a continuous or a “chopped” fiber, continuous fiber reinforcement in multi-layer parts. This printer will create parts that are up to 30 times stronger, stiffer, and more durable than solid plastic parts. Our Mark Two is now installed, tested and available to the CSU community! You will need to get some additional training beyond the basics so plan ahead.

Build Volume: 320 mm x 132 mm x 154 mm

https://markforged.com/mark-two/

 

Scanners

 

The Sense Scanner

Sense Scanner

The Sense scanner is a machine with full 3D scanning capabilities which is ideal for use on large or unusually-sized objects. This scanner comes fully equipped with its own individualized interface and easy-to-use programming for converting scanned objects into usable .stl files.

 

 

 

The Creaform Exascan

Exascan handyscan by Creaform

The HandyScan Exascan by Creaform is a handheld laser scanner that works with VX elements scan data processing software. It can scan a variety of sizes of objects with an accuracy of 20 microns and can export .stl files for reverse engineering or 3D printing.

 

Filaments

Idea2Product suggests purchasing filament from RamTech, CSU’s computer store in the LSC. Although it can also be found on Amazon and other online retailers.

We also highly suggest ChromaStrand, a CO based manufacturer of premium quality 3D printing filament.

Other filaments include:

-ABS – Lulzbot
-PLA – Polymaker
-Composites: metal, carbon fiber, wood
-Polycarbonate
-Flexibles: Ninjaflex

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