3D Printing and Fabrication Resources

Photo of 3D printer in the Fabrication Studio

3D Printing and fabrication equipment in The Fabrication Studio 

The Duderstadt Center’s Fabrication Studio provides the UM community resources to transform ideas into physical reality: multiple types of 3D printers, a laser cutter, a small CNC router, 3D scanners, dedicated computers and electronics workbenches.

The services and technologies below are supported by the staff of the Fabrication Studio (DMC Ground Connections). The studio is a walk-in facility (see studio hours on their dedicated pages) and is located on the 1st Floor, Rm 1365. (see maps) 

3D Printers available
  • Form 3 SLA (Stereolithography Apparatus)
  • Stratasys J750 (Polyjet)
  • Ultimaker 3 FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) aka FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
  • Ender 2 FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)
3D Scanning systems
  • NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner (non-contact scanning, with color data capture)
  • MicroScribe G2X Scanner (a physical contact scanner)
Laser Cutting
  • Epilog Helix 2D, 60 watt, CO2 laser cutter. Accommodates workpieces up to 24in x 18in x 8.5in (nominal 610mm x 457mm x 216mm)
CNC 3-axis Mills
  • Bantam PCB 3-axis mill for cutting traces on single or double-sided copper-coated circuit boards; working volume up to 5.5 in × 4.5 in × 1.35 in (140 mm x 114 mm x 34.3 mm)
  • Carvey – a light duty, entry-level 3-axis mill for cutting flat materials; working volume up to 11.6 in x 8 in x 2.75 in (nominal 295 mm x 203 mm x 70 mm)
Electronics Workbench equipment for small-scale projects:
  • Multimeter
  • Oscilloscope Function Generator
  • Bench Power Supply
  • Soldering Station & Solder
  • Hot Air Gun
  • Solder Wick
  • Solder Sucker & De-soldering Iron
  • Fume Extractor
  • Magnifying Lamp

Workbenches and Hand Tools

  • Four, heavy duty hardwood work tables 48in x 72in (nominal 1.2m x 1.8m)
  • Measuring devices: dial calipers, measuring tape, squares
  • Hand tools – wood chisels, wrenches, files, hammers, saws, pliers, utility knives, wire strippers, screw drivers, hand-powered wood drill