3D Printer Info and Status

9/23/2o

Special Covid Procedures

To limit the number of people in the lab but to give users access to 3D printers, please fill out the form below.  You will have to upload your STL, or other 3D printing file, to google drive, with link sharing “on”.  Lab Advisors will e-mail you when your print is ready to pick up (Check the schedule when we are open.)  Questions?  Check the fall schedule on the hours page and call the Advisor at 617-358-6738.

Click here to send a 3d print job to Tinker

3d printers and the Tinker Lab are only available to College of Engineering students.

 

Description of Printers (We may no longer have some of these printers):

1. Form Lab Form 2

Sign: Only print complex geometry, Waste of resin if used to print cubes.

Technology: Form 2 uses a liquid photopolymer resin which is cured with a UV laser.

Input Materials: Standard Resins (SDS, TDS), including colored resin types [25, 50, 100 microns]

Best used for: Prototyping products, high-resolution prints, good-surface finish, detailing and modeling.

Click here for the configuration details of the Form Lab Form 2.

Click here for the manual of the Form Lab Form 2.

Time of Load: __:__

Estimated Time to Completion: 0Hrs 00Mins

Current status: Call or visit for when it may be available, 617-358-6738.  In the future we would have live updates here.  (If you have waited more than 3 days to get access to a printer, contact: jsp@bu.edu.)

9/23/20 Use form and instructions above.

2. FlashForge Inventor

Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Input Materials: PLA

Best used for: Prototyping, Low volume production runs, Fixtures / Jigs, Gift items, Figurines

Current status: 

9/23/20 Use form and instructions above.

Reserve the FlashForge printer here

Track the printing schedule here

Resources:

https://www.3dhubs.com/guides/3d-printing/

https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base/key-design-considerations-3d-printing/

https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base/how-design-parts-fdm-3d-printing/

3. Prusa i3 MK3

Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication, Fused Deposition Modelling

Input Materials:  PLA, ABS, PET, Flex PP, other common filaments.

Best used for: Prototyping, Printing gift items and/or games, Proof of concepts

Click here for the configuration details of the Prusa i3 MK3.

Click here for the manual of the Prusa i3 MK3.

To view the Prusa iin motion click here

Time of Load: __:__

Estimated Time to Completion: 0Hrs  00Mins

Current status: Call or visit for when it may be available, 617-358-6738.  In the future we would have live updates here.  (If you have waited more than 3 days to get access to a printer, contact: jsp@bu.edu.)

9/23/30 Use form and instructions above.

4. Stratasys Mojo 3D printer

Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Input Materials: ABS plastic

Best used for: functional concept models, detailing and rapid prototypes

Click here for the configuration details of the Stratasys Mojo 3D printer.

Click here for the manual of the Stratasys Mojo 3D printer.

Time of Load: __:__

Estimated Time to Completion: __:__

In no current status: Call or visit for when it may be available, 617-358-6738.  In the future we would have live updates here.  (If you have waited more than 3 days to get access to a printer, contact: jsp@bu.edu.)

9/23/30 Use form and instructions above.

5. Ultimaker 3 Extended RYK-WUBA171GN

Technology:  Uses Fused Filament Fabrication and open filament system.

Input Materials: Ultimaker PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PVA, PC.

Best used for: Prototyping, printing gift items and/or games

Click here for the configuration details of the Ultimaker 3 Extended RYK-WUBA171GN.

Click here for the manual of the Ultimaker 3 Extended RYK-WUBA171GN.

Time of Load: __:__

Estimated Time to Completion: 00Hrs  00Mins

Current status: Call or visit for when it may be available, 617-358-6738.  In the future we would have live updates here.  (If you have waited more than 3 days to get access to a printer, contact: jsp@bu.edu.)

9/23/30 Use form and instructions above.

6. MakerBot Replicator 2

Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Input Materials: Takes PLA 

Best used for: Prototyping, printing gift items and/or games, proof of concepts

Click here for the configuration details of the MakerBot Replicator 2.

Click here for the manual of the Form MakerBot Replicator 2.

To view the MakerBot Replicator 2  in motion click here

Current Status: Call or visit for when it may be available, 617-358-6738.  In the future we would have live updates here.  (If you have waited more than 3 days to get access to a printer, contact: jsp@bu.edu.)

9/23/30 Use form and instructions above.