Form 3 SLA and Stratasys J750 Polyjet 3D Printers only.
Step 1 – Inspect your model
Make sure your 3D computer model can be printed, is of the proper scale, and any errors have been corrected (such as intersecting triangles).
Step 2 – Upload your file
Use the Request a Quote link to submit your model. Make sure the file size is less than 100MB. If submitting multiple files combine them into a single ZIP file for submitting.
Step 3 – Confirm price/job
Within 1-2 business days you will receive a quote. 3D printing will not start until you approve the job. Once approved, we will queue your job and send an invoice with payment details and estimated date of completion.
Step 4 – Pick up your part(s)
Payment is due prior to part pickup. We accept payment in the form of a U of M shortcode only; no cash or credit cards. You will receive an email notification when your print job is ready for pick up. Please email or bring your approved invoice with you when you come for your parts.
Once approved, 3D print jobs typically take less than five business days to complete. However, no guarantee is given as other factors, such as the size and number of jobs in the queue, can have a significant impact on turn around time. Submission of quality, error free 3D computer files will speed up the process. We may suggest data modifications, and we can help guide you in inspection and repair of 3D computer models, but the Fabrication Studio will not repair or change submitted data. If you are concerned about timing, we suggest you indicate your timeline in the file upload or contact a consultant at the Fabrication Studio email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Form 3 SLA 3D Printer||J750 Polyjet 3D Printer|
|What are the best uses for this printer?||Sculptures, objects requiring high feature detail. We offer a full range of standard materials for color and translucency choices. And flexible material.||Parts that require high feature detail or digital blending of various materials.|
|What are the Limitations?||Not ideal for moving mechanisms or parts that require high accuracy. A relatively small build volume limits the size and number of parts that fit in a build.||J750 materials do not provide high parts strength or resistance to harsh environments. Support structure does not dissolve. Instead it is physically removed so access to internal cavities is a must.|
|Is the part strength isotropic?||Yes, Parts made in the Form 3 have a uniform strength in all directions.||Yes.|
|Can I bring my own material?||No, the Fabrication Studio supplies the materials for use in the J750 printer. Other materials could damage the machine and/or void the maintenance contract.||No, the Fabrication Studio supplies the materials for use in the Form 3D printer. Other material could damage the machine and/or void the maintenance contract.|
|Can I print transparent parts?||Form 3 ‘clear’ resin produces translucent parts. Sanding and coating the surface with clear coat paint may improve clarity.||Yes, but buffing may be required for best results.|
|Can I print parts without support?||The support is always present at the base of the material. It attachs the part to the base and aids in the removal of the part after printing.||The use of a support structure is necessary to anchor the part and provide scaffolding for overhanging geometry.|