3D Printers/Prototyping Equipment

updated 7/25/14

There are 3 different 3D printers/prototyping machines in the EMS: Dimension 1200es; Fortus 400; and Objet 206. To determine which 3D printer you should use for your project, consult with the EMS staff.

Dimension 1200es

The Dimension 1200es 3D printer can build models up to 10" x 10" x 12" (size of build box) using ABS plastic in layer thicknesses of .010 inch or .013 inch.  Watch it at work. Manufacturer info.

This photo gallery shows a transformer -- video cassette to dog -- printed on the Dimension printer with a file from Stratasys, the company that manufactures the Dimension, the Fortus, and the Objet 260 3D printers.

Fortus 400 Production System

In the fall of 2012 the Fortus 400mc 3D printer was installed.  Read about the printer and its installation and callibration.

Photo galleries of long-jump cars by engineering students in Design for Manufacturing and projects by art students in 3D design for the fall 2012 and printed in the Fortus 400 printer in the EMS. Below are parts of an assembly made in December 2012 for the Department of Physics.

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Objet 260

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EMS recently took delivery of an Objet 3D printer. The Objet 260 is manufactured by Stratasys, the company that also made the Dimension and Fortus 3D printers; it can print using more than 120 materials and in many colors. Available printer materials are transparent, rubber-like, rigid, colored, opaque, and polypropylene-like. Once the new 3D printer has been installed, which should be before the end of July, the article about the printer will be expanded. Until then you can read the manufacturer's information.