The Drafting Department is now the proud owner of  Dimension uPrint and  ObJet 24 3D Printers. These printers can be used to create a physical model from any solid modeling program. The purpose of the printers are to give students an understanding of rapid protyping and its use in industry. As an added benefit of having it in house, we are able to open up to outside companies and individuals, offering 3D Printing services to them as well.

Request Guidelines

  1. Model to be supplied in .STL format
    1. Submit this 3D Printing Request form (Excel format) along with your file(s)
    2. Model must be Manifold and have all surface Normals facing out
  2. Specify build and Support Solidity
  3. Approve Cost Estimate

Job Completion Time

  • Printing a 3D Part is time consuming.
  • Printing time is Approx. one hour per cubic inch of material
  • Print jobs will be held until there are enough to justify loading & unloading the machine
  • Rush jobs are available

Contact

For information about these services, or to see if we can help you, contact Drafting Technology Professor  James Thornburgh, james.thornburgh@mccd.edu.

3D Printer Models & Costs


uPrint
uPrint 3D printer

uPrint

Specifications

  • Print Area: 8” long x 6” wide x 6” high
  • Layer thickness: .010”
  • Material: ABS+ Plastic
  • Method: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

Cost

  • Students
    • $1.50 + $5 per cubic inch
  • General Public
    • $5.00 + $15 per cubic inch
  • Rush job
    • $20 in addition to Material

 UPrint in Action


Replicator2
Replicator2 3D printer

Replicator2

Specifications

  • Print Area: 11.2” long x 6.1” wide x 6” high
  • Layer thickness: .008”
  • Material: PLA
  • Method: FFM (Fused Fillament Modeling)

Cost

  • Students
    • $.048 per Gram
  • General Public
    • $.25 per Gram
  • Rush job
    • $20 in addition to Material

ObJet24
ObJet 24 3D printer

ObJet 24

Specifications

  • Print Area: 9.45” long x 7.87” wide x 5.9” high
  • Layer thickness: .0011" (28 Microns)
  • Material: VeroWhite Plus
  • Method: PolyJet

Cost

  • Students
    • $.12 per Gram of Support, $.30 per Gram of Model (~75 Grams per Cubic inch)
  • General Public
    • $.30 per Gram of Support, $.90 per Gram of Model (~75 Grams per Cubic inch)
  • Rush job
    • $20 in addition to Material

 Object in Action