3D Print Technology

At the Rapid Prototyping Centre we can make real world parts out of almost any 3D computer aided design (CAD) drawing. In house we have 18 fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers and four stereolithography (SLA) printers that can create strong, durable and accurate parts for form-fit-function prototyping, visual demonstration or functional end-use. 

3D Printer Description

FDM Technology: Bambu X1 Carbon

BAMBU LAB X1-Carbon Combo 3D Printer

Bambu Lab X1-Carbon, equipped with extra cooling and a hardened nozzle and drive gear, unlocks a wider selection of materials, including PA, PC, PET, and TPU, and specializes in carbon fiber and glass fiber reinforced polymers. And with Bambu Lab Automatic Material System, you can now enjoy printing freely in multiple colors and materials. Build Volume (W×D×H) 256 × 256 × 256 mm. 

FDM Technology: Prusa i3   MK3S+

A Prusa i3 MK3s+ 3D printer
The Prusa i3 MK3S+ is capable of accurate, quality prints, using various thermoplastics. It has a max build volume of 25cm x 21cm x 21cm, and a layer height range of 0.05 - 0.35 mm. Prusa also has it's own print slicer, allowing for maximum (or minimum) customization of your print to ensure the density, detail, speed, and everything else is just how you want it.

FDM Technology: Prusa MINI+

Prusa MINI+ 3D printer
The Prusa MINI+ though smaller than the MK3S+ offers just as high quality prints. Capable of printing with multiple thermoplastics, a maximum build volume of 18cm x 18cm x 18cm, and a layer height range of 0.05 – 0.25 mm. Prusa also has it's own print slicer, allowing for maximum (or minimum) customization of your print to ensure the density, detail, speed, and everything else is just how you want it.

SLA Technology: Elegoo Jupiter

Elegoo Jupiter Resin Printer
The Jupiter is a high quality printer that uses UV light to solidify photosensitive resin and create an extremely detailed part with an excellent surface finish. With layer heights of 0.1mm to 0.1mm your part is guaranteed to meet your exact specifications, with no layer lines, and a max build volume of 278 × 156 × 300 mm.

SLA Technology: Elegoo Saturn 3 Ultra

Elegoo Saturn 3 Ultra Resin Printer
The Saturn 3 Ultra is an extremely high quality printer, using a UV screen with double the resolution of the Jupiter. It prints in the same manner as the Jupiter, and prints in the same range of layer heights. It has a max build volume of 218.88 x 122.88 x 260 mm