The 3D Printing Room, located in the MRDC, is home to the Studio's vast collection of rapid prototyping machines. However, this room offers much more than just 3D Printing. 3D scanners and Vinyl Cutters can be used by any students and all of these machines come with material (or you can BYOM if you choose).
This tool has multiple extruders available that can be interchanged by staff members to print traditional materials as well as Ninjaflex, which can be used to print softer and more flexible parts. Prints can be up to 12" by 12". Load the printing file into the green CURA program on the computer to the right of the TAZ 3-D Printer. Printing materials are provided by the BME Shop. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.
Upload stereolithography (STL) file via USB or SD card onto the on-board computer. Use KISSlicer software package that is loaded onto the attached computer. Save the file as G code in the computer, load this into the 3-D printer, and set the extruder and bed temperatures. 3-D printing materials are supplied by the BME Shop. Maximum print size is 8 inches by 8 inches. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.
The Waterjet room is located in the MRDC. Don't be fold by the name. This room also stores, three laser cutters, a water jet, and a plethora of other hand tools. Pro tip - if you have a job that needs to get done, arrive when doors open. Lines build up very quickly.
This computer numerically controled (CNC) mill is programmable in the XY-plane on the attached digital interface. Files can be uploaded via a USB. With this mill, users can position the drill, mill lines (in any direction), mill arcs, cut out circles, and make profiles and pockets. All plastics and metals can be milled, however, steel requires the machine to be put into a lower gear. Note that the Z-plane control is manual and that wood is not allowed on the machine. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.