This machine is a professional quality FDM style 3D printer. It has a larger print volume than the Ultimaker and it prints high quality parts in a temperature controlled environment to help eliminate the warping you can get from printing in the open air environment of a desktop 3D printer. In addition to the ABS model filament, the F170 uses a soluble support filament to eliminate sagging and enable fine detail. This support material can be dissolved away from the finished part in the Stratasys Clean Station.
The completion of MACCLab Orientation, Intro to 3D Printing, as well as Stratasys 3D Printing is required to use this machine. Those with previous Stratasys 3D printing experience who believe they are proficient in using this machine can opt for a private proficiency test with a qualified instructor.
The cost of the print is determined by the weight of the material used. Bring your finished print to the sign in desk for weighing and payment.
$0.40 per gram
Scheduled by the hour. Prints limited to 4 hours during the day. Overnight prints are acceptable for prints ranging from 4 hours to 12 hours. Requests for prints longer than 12 hours require approval of the Makerspace Coordinator.