The Rapid Prototyping 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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
|Cost (/cu in)||$9.00-$12.25||$9.00-$12.25||$9.00-$12.25|