About 3D Printing

3D printing is one of the newest technologies in the Makerspace. First, a 3D model is created using any of the software packages available on the market. The model's file is then sent to the printer, which reads the file and prepares to print. A solid material is heated to turn it into a liquid, which is placed onto the build plate. A 3-dimensional object is built up layer by layer guided by a computer. The finished print is then ready for use or further processing, depending on the design.

If you've never 3D printed before or would like us to validate a model, please fill out the 3D Print Request Form below. There are many factors that go into a successful 3D print, but the Makerspace staff is available to guide you every step of the way.

Staff Recommendation

Thinking about cleaning up your print? The Makerspace carries acrylic paint sets and sandpaper for putting a finishing touch on your models.


Click here to request 3D Printing. Click here to reserve the 3D Scanner.

Pricing

Customer Type Charge / gram of printed filament
UHV/VC Students, Faculty, and staff $0.05 *
Non-affiliates and community members $0.10 **

* There is no charge for projects under 20 grams for students. 3D printing is free for faculty members of VC/UHV if it's used for academic purposes.

** Community users will be asked to place a deposit on any items over $20.

The UHV Library recognizes the limitations of 3D printing technology and does not guarantee that the objects printed will be fit for any particular purpose. 

Software

Ultimaker Cura - Prepare 3D models to print

Blender - Create 3D models and animations

Ultimaker S5

From the manufacturer

Easily 3D print larger parts with world-leading material compatibility, an award-winning touch interface, and filament run-out detection.

From the manufacturer

  • Geared feeder
  • Heated build plate
  • Touchscreen
  • Network connectivity
  • Dual extrusion
  • Swappable print cores
  • Filament flow sensor
  • Composite and metal compatibility
  • Larger build volume

From the manufacturer

Dimensions
 
Build Volume

330 x 240 x 300 mm

(13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches)

Assembled dimensions

495 x 585 x 780 mm

(19.5 x 23 x 30.7 inches)

Print technology

Fused filament fabrication (FFF)

Compatible filament diameter

2.85 mm

Weight

20.6 kg (45.4 lbs)

Maximum power output  
Printer Properties
 
Layer resolution

0.25 mm nozzle: 150 - 60 micron

0.4 mm nozzle: 200 - 20 micron

0.6 mm nozzle: 300 - 20 micron

0.8 mm nozzle: 600 - 20 micron

XYZ resolution

6.9, 6.9, 2.5 micron

Feeder type Dual-geared feeder, reinforced for composite materials
Display

4.7-inch (11.9 cm) color touchscreen

Print core replacement

Swappable print cores

Nozzle diameters

0.25 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.6 mm, 0.8 mm

Operation parameters
 
Build speed

< 24 mm³/s

Nozzle temperature

180 - 280 °C

Nozzle heat-up time

< 2 minutes

Operating sound < 50 dBA
Build plate leveling Advanced active leveling
Build plate 20 - 140 °C heated glass build plate
Build plate heat-up time < 4 minutes (from 20 to 60 °C)
Operating ambient temperature 15 - 32 °C (59 - 90 °F)
Non-operating temperature 0 - 32 °C (32 - 90 °F)

 

Chess Set

Coral

EinScan Pro 2X

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From the manufacturer

The truly portable and versatile handheld 3D scanner for high resolution results.

From the manufacturer

  • Handheld LED Light Source 3D Scanner
  • 10 - 30 frames per second scan speed
  • 3,000,000 max points per second using Handheld HD scan mode
  • Optional industrial pack and color scanning module
  • Ideal for small to medium sized, high-detail objects such as jewelry

 

From the manufacturer

Scan Mode Handheld HD Scan Handheld Rapid Scan Fixed Scan with Turntable

Fixed Scan without Turntable

Scan Accuracy up to 0.045 mm up to 0.1 mm 0.04 mm (single shot accuracy)

0.04 mm (single shot accuracy)

Volumetric Accuracy 0.3 mm/m (Marker Alignment)    
Scan Speed 10 fps, 3,000,000 points/s 30 fps, 1,500,000 points/s Single Scan < 1s Single Scan < 1s
Point Distance 0.2 mm - 2 mm 0.16 mm
Single Scan Range 150*120 mm - 250*200 mm
Depth of Field ± 100 mm
Working Distance 400 mm
Light Source LED
Align Mode Market Alignment,
Feature Alignment,
Hybrid Alignment
Market Alignment,
Texture Alignment,
Feature Alignment,
Hybrid Alignment
Turntable Coded Targets,
Feature, Marker,
Manual Alignment
Marker, Feature,
Manual Alignment
Texture Scan Yes (with Add-on: Color Pack)
Outdoor Operation Set up the shelter or cover to avoid direct sunlight
Special Objects for Scanning For the transparent, highly reflective or some dark objects, please spray powder before scanning
Printable Data Output Able to export watertight 3D model directly to 3D printing
Output Formats OBJ , STL , ASC , PLY , P3 , 3MF
Scanner Body Weight 1.13kg (include the USB3.0 cable)
Supported OS Win 10, 64 bit
Recommended Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX/RTX series cards, higher of equal to GTX 1080 ; video memory: ≥4G; processor: I7—8700 or higher: memory: ≥64G; interface: high-speed USB 3.0
Required Graphics card: Equal of higher than NVIDIA Quadro card P1000 or NVIDIA GTX660; processor: Intel (R) Xeon E31 230, Intel (R) l5-3470, Intel (R) 17-3770; interface: high-speed USB 3.0; memory: 8G

 

From the manufacturer

Quick Start Guide