utdesign

3-D Printer

The Fortus 400 3- D printer produced by Stratasys is available in the UTDesign Studio for corporate sponsors, faculty, students and anybody else who needs a prototype to be built.

The Fortus 400 uses the FDM printing process and builds parts as large as 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.). With four layer thicknesses to choose from (.005, .007, .01, and .013 inches) users can fine-tune detail resolution and build speed; or a balance of both.

We offer 7 different materials to build your object (see table below).

The machine shop manager is in charge of processing all 3-D jobs. To submit your work for printing, email Gene Woten with the following information:

Company Name:
Contact Information (name, email, phone number):
Billing Address:
Material (table below):
STL file (attached):
Number of copies:

Your work cannot be processed if the file sent has not the right file extension. ONLY .STL files can be printed.

After your work has been submitted, you will get a cost estimate from us. It is not after we have a confirmation from you accepting the estimate cost that the printing process starts.

Once your order is ready, you will be contacted by us to come and pick your product from our Studio.

The table below helps estimate the cost of a job sent to the UTDesign 3-D printer if you are a corporate partner or an external customer.

UTDesign 3D Print Job Price Info
(including hydroxide bath)*
Cost (subject to change) Corporate Partners External Customers
Processing charge per printing N/A $18.00
Foundation Sheet per Printing    
Materials: PPSF and ULTEM $30.00 $36.00
Materials: All others $7.00 $12.00
7 different materials (note color) $price/in3
ABS-ESD7 for static dissipation – black $4.29 $9.50
ABS-M30 for great tensile, impact and flexural strength, and environmental stability – different colors (natural, white, black, gray, red, blue) $3.80 $9.00
ABS-M30i for biocompatibility $3.80 $9.00
PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance * $4.30 $9.50
PC-ABS for the highest impact strength, plus the mechanical properties and heat resistance of PC and the surface appeal of ABS* $4.30 $10.00
PPSF for highest heat and chemical resistance * $7.50 $17.50
ULTEM 9085 for best mix of mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties – black * $7.50 $17.50

* Does not have a soluable support, support must be removed manually.