Rapid Prototyping

3-D printing is an additive manufacturing process of making three-dimensional objects from digital files. Models are created by adding one layer at a time either by depositing melted plastic, nylon or UV curing liquid resin. The fabrication lab has three different printers capable of printing a range of parts from basic geometry for quick study models, joints and movable parts, and complex geometries for final models or molds for casting.

Submitting work

  • Save your files as follows: LastnameFirst_FileName.stl or .3dm
  • Submit files in the following formats: .3dm
  • Please specify if units used in the file are millimeters, meters, inches, or feet

NOTE: These 3-D printers may be operated only by trained personnel and used solely for academic projects. Unauthorized use will result in suspension of privileges. You may not submit files to the 3-D printers until you have read and agreed to all notices and guidelines.

Equipment Specs

Makerbot Replicators (New York City)

MakerBot Replicator 3-d Printer
  • Material: PLA
  • Material diameter: 1.75
  • Materials allowed: Makerbot or Esun
  • Current colors available: White
  • Possible colors: White, black, or gray
  • Build size: 11.6 inches × 7.6 inches × 6.5 inches
  • Layer Thickness: 100 microns
  • Supports: Auto breakaway

Makerbot 5th Generation Replicators (New York City and Long Island)

MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3-d Printer
  • Material: PLA
  • Material diameter: 1.75
  • Materials allowed: Makerbot or Esun
  • Current colors available: White
  • Possible colors: White, black, or gray
  • Build size: 10 inches × 7.8 inches × 5.9 inches
  • Layer Thickness: 100 microns
  • Supports: Auto breakaway

Formlabs (New York City)

Formlabs F2 3-d Printer
  • Material: Resin
  • Current colors available: White
  • Possible colors: White, black, gray, or clear
  • Build size: 4.9 inches × 4.9 inches × 6.5 inches
  • Layer Thickness: 25, 50, 100, and 200 microns
  • Supports: Auto-Generated breakaway

Type A Series 1 Pro 3D Printer (New York City)

Type A Series 1 3-d Printer
  • Material: PLA
  • Material diameter: 1.75
  • Current colors available: White
  • Possible colors: White, black, gray, or clear.
  • Build size: 12 inches × 12 inches × 12 inches
  • Layer Thickness: .05 - .03mm
  • Supports: Auto-Generated breakaway

MarkForge Mark II 3D Printer (Long Island)

MarkForged MarkII 3-d Printer
  • Material: Onyx plastic
  • Material fiber: Carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar
  • Build size: 12.5 inches × 5 inches × 6 inches
  • Layer Thickness: 100 microns
  • Supports: Auto-Generated breakaway

Location

  • New York City: 1855 Broadway, Room 1010
  • Long Island: Education Hall, Room 274