We have several 3D Printers that are accessible to students and researchers.
The following printers are available:
- Prusa i3 MKS3
- CraftUnique Craftbot
- Ultimaker 2 (for PLA)
Witbox BQ (triple extruder for PLA (experimental))
- Formlabs Form2 (SLA for Photopolymer)
For preparing your 3D model for print, we recommend using Cura, a free/open source slicer made by Ultimaker :
Cura (Ulimaker) Download Cura
For modelling, we recommend Autodesk Fusion 360 for making printable parts.
A student license is free, download Fusion 360
To find out more about 3D printing, come up to the lab in our opening hours.
Some useful links for 3D printing techniques:
Key design considerations for 3D printing
Finishing PLA prints
Optimizing Design for Functional 3D Printed Assemblies (pdf download)
Troubleshoooting your prints