Stratasys Fortus 360mc

The 3D Print Centre has two Stratasys Fortus 360mc 3D printers used in-house to make printed objects. These machines use fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology to print highly accurate and strong parts.

Fortus 360mc

Fortus 360mc 3D printer

A state-of-the-art $200,000 production-grade 3D printer that produces accurate and strong parts from a variety of standard thermoplastics.

  • 10" × 10" × 14" build area for large parts or many smaller pieces
  • Two layer thicknesses of 0.013" (standard) and 0.005" (enhanced)
  • Prints in four different materials: ​acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), polycarbonate-acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC-ABS), and nylon.
  • Tolerance of ± 0.127 mm (± 0.005 in.) or ± 0.0015 mm/mm (± 0.0015 in/in), whichever is greater.
  • For more information on this printer visit the manufacturer's website.

Materials

  • In general, PC is the strongest material.
  • Nylon has more flexibility than the other materials, but does not have the same clean finish as other materials.
Material Properties
Material ABS PC-ABS PC Nylon
Strength (MPa) 1 26-31 30-34 42-57 38.5-46
Elongation at break (%) 2 2-7% 2-5% 2.5-4.8% 5.4-30%
Impact resistance (J/m) 3 128 235 28-73 53-135

Heat resistance4

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Cost (/cu in) $9.00-$12.25 $9.00-$12.25 $9.00-$12.25  

 

1Ultimate tensile strength. Variance is along the build axis.

2Flexural modulus. Variance is along the build axis.

3Impact strength (IZOD impact, notched)

4Heat Deflection Temperature