3D Printing Studio

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s 3D Printing Lab operates printers of two methods of additive manufacturing. The department possesses printers of the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) type and one of the PolyJet type. FDM printers utilize a “hot glue gun” extrusion style, heating a plastic filament and forcing it through an extruder mounted on a Cartesian robot, which directs where the filament is deposited. PolyJet printing works in a way similar to a house-hold ink jet printer; tiny droplets of material are deposited across a row of jet heads, then cured with a UV light to harden the material into shape. 

Location: ENPH 313

Phone: 979.847.9051 (Instrumentation ENPH 311)

Operating Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Please review each step then print and complete all required documents prior to your first visit:

1)     Read STL File Preparation

2)     Print and complete a Material Record Sheet (Scan your student ID and paste in the space provided); This sheet is for Academic use, it is not required for research use

Research Information

  • Low fidelity printing lead time is 1 to 5 days depending upon current research jobs and current academic printing.
  • High fidelity printing lead time is 1 day to 3 weeks depending upon current research jobs, current academic printing and material availability. *Fortus Is Temporarily Down*
  • Technician should be able to provide an estimated start date upon receiving the quote sheet.

Lab Access Information


Printer Information

Stratasys 3D PrintersLow Fidelity Equipment