3D Printing and Fabrication Resources

3D Printing and fabrication equipment in The Fabrication Studio 

The Duderstadt Center’s Fabrication Underground facility 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 Lower Level, Room B430. (see maps) 

3D Printers available
  • Asiga Max X – Ultra-high resolution Digital Light Processing (DLP) printer (small build-volume)
  • BigRep Studio – Fused Filament Fabrication (large build-volume printer)
  • Form 3 SLA (Stereolithography Apparatus)
  • Stratasys Polyjet J750 Fused Filament Fabrication capable of complex color blends in both rigid and flexible materials
  • Ultimaker 3 FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) aka FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
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

  • Laptop bar with charging outlets
  • 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