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

Types of 3-D Printer Jobs

UTDesign Students/ Corporate Partners

External Customers

Processing charge per printing

N/A

$15.00

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

$7.50

$9.50

ABS-M30 for great tensile, impact and flexural strength, and environmental stability – different colors (natural, white, black, gray, red, blue)

$7.00

$9.00

ABS-M30i for biocompatibility

$7.00

$9.00

PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance *

$7.50

$9.50

PC-ABS for the highest impact strength, plus the mechanical properties and heat resistance of PC and the surface appeal of ABS *

$8.00

$10.00

PPSF for highest heat and chemical resistance *

$13.50

$17.50

ULTEM 9085 for best mix of mechanical, chemical and thermal property – black *

$13.50

$17.50

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

The machine shop manager is in charge of processing all 3-D jobs. ONLY .STL files can be processed.

3D-printer

Instructions for Students

Students need to submit the work request for printing by emailing to our fabrication shop manager Gene Woten who is in charge of processing all 3-D jobs with the following information:

Team Name

Contact Information (name, email, phone number)

Faculty Advisor (name and email)

Material (refer to table)

STL file (attached)

Number of copies

After the submission of a job request, a cost estimate will be submitted to the student team and their faculty advisor for approval.

The printing process does not start until we receive approval from the team’s faculty advisor accepting the estimate of the job and the work of the team.

Students will be contacted via email once their 3-D object is ready. The final cost is billed to the team’s project.

For All Other Customers

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 (refer to table)

STL file (attached)

Number of copies

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.