Advanced Manufacturing Teaching Lab

Research Assistant Professor Garrison Hommer manages the Teaching Lab. Please contact Garrison to schedule machine time: ghommer@mines.edu.

EOS M270

The EOS M270 is an industrial-grade, research-focused powder bed fusion (PBF) printer that is equipped with in situ imaging capabilities for studying the physics of the PBF process and how they are affected by printing process parameters. It can deposit layers 0.020–0.100 mm thick.

Materials

Steels and nickel-based superalloys

Build Envelope

250 × 250 × 215 mm

 

HP MultiJet Fusion 580

The HP MultiJet Fusion 580 is a multi-agent binder jetting system capable of full-color functional parts in nylon (PA 12). It provides voxel-level control of material appearance and properties and can produce parts a up to 10x the speed of other traditional polymer additive manufacturing systems.

Materials

Nylon (polyamide 12)

Build Envelope

190 × 332 × 248 mm

 

Lithoz CeraFab 7500

The CeraFab 7500 facilitates the production of high-performance ceramics that possess equal or better material properties as those achieved using conventional manufacturing processes. By eliminating the need for tools and by keeping the level of material consumption throughout the production process to a minimum, it is possible to economically manufacture prototypes and small batches of high-performance ceramic parts. Layer thickness is 10–100 μm.

Materials

Standard materials: aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, silicon nitride, 
Materials for special applications: tricalcium phosphate, hydroxyapatite, silica-based materials
See other materials that Lithoz has processed using its LCM technology.

Build Envelope

76 × 43 × 170 mm

 

Markforged Mark Two

The Markforged Mark Two is a high-end desktop material extrusion printer with a variety of easily adjustable parameters, making it well suited for everything from educational to industrial applications. It can deposit layers 0.100–0.200 mm thick.

Materials

The Mark Two prints chopped carbon fiber reinforced nylon (Onyx) with the option of continuous fiber reinforcement (carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiber glass, and high-temperature, high-strength fiberglass), which allows for selective and local enhancement of mechanical properties.

Build Envelope

320 × 132 × 154 mm

 

Stratasys Objet Eden260VS

The Stratasys Objet Eden260VS is a high-resolution material jetting printer compatible with a broad range of proprietary UV-curable resins. The spectrum of cured resin properties include thermally stable, high strength, high stiffness, high ductility, rubber-like, variable color, and easily removable support material. It can deposit layers with a thickness as low as 0.016 mm and feature accuracy as low as 0.020 mm.

Materials

UV-curable resins

Build Envelope

255 × 252 × 200 mm

 

Stratasys F170

The Stratasys F170 is an industrial-grade material extrusion printer that can produce service-ready components as well as low-cost rapid prototypes. It is capable of printing PLA, ABS, ASA, TPU 92A (a durable elastomer), and soluble support material. It deposits layers 0.127–0.330 mm thick and has 0.200 mm overall part accuracy.

Materials

PLA, ABS, ASA, TPU 92A (a durable elastomer), and soluble support material

Build Envelope

254 × 254 × 254 mm