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Laser Cutter

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Our spaces operate various Trotec laser cutter/engravers with work envelopes from 12” x 24” to 20” x 32”. Some of these machines can also be configured with a rotary tool for engraving round, cylindrical, and conical objects.

The primary materials that can be processed include acrylic, wood, leather, paper, and fabrics. The machine specifications and operating guidelines can be found on the individual makerspace websites.

Laser Cutter Step 4
Locations REDlab
Luddy Hall
Teaching Labs
Protolab
Smith Research Center

3D Printer: FDM

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Our spaces operate five fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers, including Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 2 Extended+, Lulzbot TAZ, and Makerbot models.

These machines are optimized to process PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, and TPU 95A materials, although we predominantly have the machines configured to print in PLA for its general ease of use and low particulate emissions. The machine specifications and operating guidelines can be found on the individual makerspace websites.

FDM 3D Printer
Locations REDlab
Luddy Hall
Teaching Labs
Protolab
Smith Research Center

3D Printer: SLA

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Our spaces also operates Formlabs Form 2 stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers. These machines process a range of resin materials, including tough, durable, flexible, and high-temp, for creating functional prototypes as well as both castable and a Class 1 biocompatible resin.

The Form 2 build volume is 145 × 145 × 175 mm (5.7 × 5.7 × 6.9 in) with resolutions of 25, 50, 100 microns (0.001, 0.002, 0.004 inches) depending on materials being used.

SLA 3D Printer
Locations

REDlab
Luddy Hall
Teaching Labs
Protolab
Smith Research Center


Desktop Mill

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Our spaces also operate Othermill desktop milling machines, which function to mill PCB boards from .brd and Gerber files as well as milling small aluminum, brass, or Delrin components. The Othermill will reliably produce 6mil trace and space on double-sided boards, and will mill metals and plastics at a resolution of 0.001 in (0.025 mm) with a working volume of 140 × 114 × 40.6 mm (5.5 × 4.5 × 1.6 in). The mill is run through Otherplan, which greatly simplifies set-up and machine control. This combination also makes the mill an excellent introduction to hardware machining.

Desktop Mill
Locations REDlab
Luddy Hall
Teaching Labs
Smith Research Center