3D-Printers at Denison
Denison has the following 3D printers available for students who are taking the 3D printing course. The 3d printing lab is currently located in the Mulberry House which is also home to the Mulberry M.I.X. Art Gallery, to the M.I.X. Digital Media Lab and M.I.X. Recording Studio.
These are the workhorse 3D printers used for the class. These printers are used for prototyping 3D prints before sending files to the larger printers or speciality printers. These printers support a build area of up to 152mm x 152mm x 158mm (6in x 6in x 6.2in). These printers work with a large variety of filament types including PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nilyon, and several others. The university has purchased one Flexystruder Head that will allow student to print with the NinjaFlex rubber filament. The Lulzbotz Mini’s are self cleaning and self leveling, making printing objects much easier. Their small footprint and higher speed makes it possible for the class to get their prints completed before assignments are due. Each of these printers is individually hooked up to a MacBook laptop.
This is one of 2 larger printers used by the class. With a build area of 290mm x 275mm x 250mm (11.4in x 10.8in x 9.8in), students can take their smaller prototype models from the Mini and scale up their work on the same slicing software (Cura) to produce a finished work in all the above material (except NinjaFlex)
The Ultimaker 2 Extended offers students another printers with a larger build volume of 223 x 223 x 305 mm
(8.8 x 8.8 x 12.0 inches). The Ultimaker utilizes the same Slicing software (Cura) but configured with a different specification
The university has also ordered a Formlabs 2 resin printer for higher resolution prints. More to come on this printer when it arrives.