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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 Ultimaker 2

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. This printer is considered the best in its class due to its consistently high quality parts and user-friendly interface. Every inch of the Ultimaker 2 is designed to create the most effortless and reliable 3D printing experience ever. With ground-breaking 20 micron definition and near silent operation, it’s a leap forward in accurate 3D printing.

 

The ENTs

ENT

The ENT 3D printer is an I2P Lab-built RepRap derivative of the TAZ 4.0 and features stiffer frame connectors, ninjaflex z-nut mounts and a smaller desktop footprint.

 

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/

 

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 Next Engine 3D Scanner

Next Engine Scanner

The Next Engine 3D Scanner is a table top scanner which is ideal for scanning small parts with high detail. This scanner utilizes infrared technology coupled with a user-friendly interface in order to convert your intricate physical models into their clean, digital counterparts.

 

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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