Rapid Prototyping Lab (Site under construction)
Important Product and Help Information
Below, you will find summaries of each process. For more information, view this
To learn more about Fused Deposition Modeling, please view the FDM Document. ------
If you wish to use this service, please follow these Instructions.
Lastly, before you decide to place an order, please review our
Introduction to Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping is the broad term that includes additive
and subtractive manufacturing techniques:
-Subtractive Techniques- Computer Numerical
Control Laser and Water Jet Cutters
We use Fused Deposition Modeling (or 3-D Printing) and Computer Numerical
Control (CNC). At our labs, we have six uPrint Plus printers, one FORTUS
printer, and one Roland Modela CNC machine. We will soon have a second CNC
machine running, which will be a HAAS OM-2A. New to the lab: a 75-Watt Universal Laser Cutter!
The uPrint Plus machines print ABS (acrylonite butadiene
styrene). With uPrint, you will have a choice of 9 colors: Ivory |
White Red | Orange | Blue Grey | Black
The maximum print size is 8" x 8" x 6" with a minimum layer resolution of
*Standard tip and material will be ABS and .010" resolution. One color will be available. Right now, it is Red.
Because of the high cost associated with changing tips and materials in the
changes will only be made if a client deems it critical. There is an additional
$200.00 for a tip/material change. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We
apologize for the inconvenience.
The FORTUS machine has a maximum build size of 16" x 14" x 16".
Roland Modela CNC (Option Available Soon)
It uses computer-aided design
tool paths to cut material from larger block. It is capable of cutting
softer materials like wood and thin aluminum. The maximum build size is
27" x 15" x 6"
Questions? Contact us!
Dwight Dart Design Lab Engineer University of Virginia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Building, Room 216A
PO Box 400746 Charlottesville VA 22904-4746