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3D Printing- Plastic

CDME's additive manufacturing lab has five 3D printers that process plastic. 

Stratasys F370 Afinia H400
FormLab Form 2 MARKFORGED MARK TWO
Afinia H800  
 

Stratasys F370

The Stratasys F370 uses the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology. A spool of thermoplastic is inserted through a heated nozzle and then deposited on a 3D printing build surface. After the extrusion, the material cools down and solidifies to create a solid layer. Each layer is fused with the previous one and the 3D part is fabricated, layer after layer.

Build Material ABS, PLA, PC-ABS, ACA
Net build volume (xyz) 14" x 10" x 14"
Accuracy +/- 0.008" or +/- 0.002"
Build material color ABS and PLA filament colors
Resolution 0.005" and 0.010" layers

File Types Supported

Insight, STL

 


FormLab Form 2

This printer uses a 250mW precision laser to create large parts that have very intricate details. Its integrated resin system allows the printer to create large parts with minimal scrap. The long tank life of this printer is one of its best features.

Net Build Volume (xyz)

5.7 × 5.7 × 6.9” (145 × 145 × 175mm)

Resolution

200 microns (layer z)

Build Materials

Photopolymer resin, Flexible resin

Build material color

Clear, Grey

Accuracy

0.0055 inches of part dimension.

File Types Supported

STL, OBJ, FORM

 


AFINIA H800

The Afinia H-Series 3D printer can prototype a part or model within .10mm (4 thousandths of an inch) accuracy that has 30% of the strength of injection molded parts.

Build Material Color

Natural, black, red, blue, yellow, and green

Net build volume (xyz)

10 x 8 x 8 inches

Accuracy

0.10mm (4 thousandths of an inch)

Build Materials

1.75mm ABS, PLA, Flexible Plastic Filament, PETG

Resolution

100 microns

File Types Supported

Afinia Studio, STL, UP3

 


AFINIA H400

The Afinia H400 printer is fully-enclosed with a built-in, recirculating HEPA 7 air filtration system that continually cleans the air in the enclosure of particulates and odors as the model is printing. The H400 also has power failure protection. If power is cut to the printer, it will remember where it left off and allow you to finish the print after power restores. The H400 has a feature allowing for custom temperature setting of the nozzle and heated platform to allow for printing of not only ABS and PLA, but other materials requiring different temperatures.

Net Build Volume (xyz) 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches
Build Materials 1.75mm ABS or PLA Plastic Filament
Color ABS and PLA filament colors
Resolution 0.15mm
Accuracy

0.15 mm ­­­- 0.35mm

File Types Supported Afinia Studio, STL, UP3

 


MARKFORGED MARK TWO

The Markforged Mark Two has two extruders and uses Composite Filament Fabrication (CFF) 3D printing technology. The first one builds nylon parts. The other is a composite 3D print head and reinforces parts with continuous fiber. The parts printed on the Markforges Mark Two are up to 20 times stiffer and five times stronger than similar 3D printed parts using ABS plastic.

Build Materials nylon, nylon carbon fiber
Ney Build Volume (xyz) 12.6" x 5.2" x 6.1"
Resolution 100 - 200 μm
Accuracy 0.006mm
Color black, off-white
File Types Supported STL, MFP