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.
*Note: Printers with an asterisk are specialty printers. Trainings for them are available until the last two weeks of the semester.*
Contact lab staff (i2plab@rams.colostate.edu) to schedule a training for specialty printers.

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

Printers

Lulzbot Taz 6

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.

Build Volume: 280mm x 280mm x 250mm
Materials: 3 mm Filament
Resolution:  0.5 mm nozzles and minimum 0.050 mm layer height
Slicer: Cura 2 Lulzbot Edition
Webpage: https://www.lulzbot.com/store/printers/lulzbot-taz-6

Lulzbot 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.

Build Volume: 152mm x 152mm x158mm
Materials: 3mm Filament
Resolution:  0.5 mm nozzles and minimum 0.050 mm layer height
Slicer: Cura 2 Lulzbot Edition
Webpage: https://www.lulzbot.com/store/printers/lulzbot-mini

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!

Build Volume: 250mm x 210mm x 210mm
Materials: 1.75mm Filament
Resolution:  0.4 mm nozzles and minimum 0.05 mm layer height
Slicer: Prusa Slic3r
Webpage: https://www.prusa3d.com/original-prusa-i3-mk3/

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.

Build Volume: 320mm x 132mm x 154mm
Materials: https://static.markforged.com/markforged_composites_datasheet.pdf
Resolution: 100 micron z layer
Slicer:
Markforged Eiger
Webpage: https://markforged.com/mark-two/

Objet 3D Pro*

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.

Build Volume: 294mm x 192mm x 149mm
Materials: https://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/objet30-pro
Resolution: X-axis: 600 dpi; Y-axis: 600 dpi; Z-axis: 900 dpi
Slicer:
Objet Studio
Webpage: http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/design-series/objet30-pro

Autodesk Ember*

Ember 3D Printer by Autodesk. Precision hardware built for business and research. The first open source, production quality 3D printer. The Ember light engine is built for 3D printing, delivering over 1 million voxels per layer with precision all-glass optics.

Build Volume: 60mm x 40mm x 134mm
Materials: https://ember.autodesk.com/overview#materials
Resolution: X/Y Resolution: 50 microns Layer Thickness: 10-100 microns
Slicer: Autodesk Print Studio
Webpage: https://ember.autodesk.com/

Envisiontec Micro Plus*

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.

Build Volume: 60mm x 45mm x 100mm
Materials: https://envisiontec.com/3d-printing-materials/micro-materials/
Resolution: X/Y Resolution: 60 microns Z Resolution: 25-75 microns
Slicer:
 Perfactory
Webpage: https://envisiontec.com/3d-printers/desktop-3d-printers/micro-plus-hi-res/

Hyrel Hydra 16A*

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.

Build Volume: 400mm x 300mm x 250mm
Materials: http://www.hyrel3d.com/materials/
Resolution: X/Y resolution: 6 microns Z resolution: 1 micron
Slicer:
Slic3r
Webpage: http://www.hyrel3d.com/resources/forum/model-16a/

Z-Corp Z650*

The Z-Corp Z650 is a full-color powder printer, best used by experienced users to print visual display models with complex geometries. It is able to print large models quickly and accurately.

Build Volume: 380mm x 250mm x 200mm
Materials: Visijet PXL powder
Resolution:  X/Y resolution: 600 x 540 dpi Z resolution: 100 microns
Slicer: Z-Corp Software

*Note: Printers with an asterisk are specialty printers. Trainings for them are available until the last two weeks of the semester.*

Scanners

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.

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.

Filament

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

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

Other filaments include:

-Composites: metal, carbon fiber, wood
-Polycarbonate:
-Flexibles: Ninjaflex

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