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3-D Printer

The Fortus 400 3- D printer produced by Stratasys is available in the UTDesign Studio for anybody at UT Dallas to use. It creates three dimensional objects from computer files.

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:

TeamName:
Contact Information (name, email, phone number):
Faculty Advisor:
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.

If you are a UTDesign Capstone student:

  • 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.

The table below helps estimate the cost of a job sent to the UTDesign 3-D printer if you are a UTDesign student or if you are associated with the university.

UTDesign 3D Print Job Price Info
(including hydroxide bath)*
Cost (subject to change) UTDesign Students UT Dallas
Processing charge per printing N/A $15.00
Foundation Sheet per Printing    
Materials: PPSF and ULTEM $30.00 $33.00
Materials: All others $7.00 $10.00
7 different materials (note color) $price/in3
ABS-ESD7 for static dissipation – black $4.29 $5.00
ABS-M30 for great tensile, impact and flexural strength, and environmental stability – different colors (natural, white, black, gray, red, blue) $3.80 $4.00
ABS-M30i for biocompatibility $3.80 $4.00
PC for superior mechanical properties and heat resistance * $4.30 $5.00
PC-ABS for the highest impact strength, plus the mechanical properties and heat resistance of PC and the surface appeal of ABS* $4.30 $5.00
PPSF for highest heat and chemical resistance * $7.50 $8.50
ULTEM 9085 for best mix of mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties – black * $7.50 $8.50

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