Equipment by Location

Advanced Fabrication Lab
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
Artec Space Spider 3D Scanning Systems

 High-resolution 3D scanner suitable for general scanning needs

  • Perfect for capturing small or large objects
  • High resolution, accuracy and color
  • Ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges and thin ribs 
  • Limited availability
Formlabs Form 2 Stereolithography (SL, SLA)

This stereolithographic machine is recommended for parts with integrate details/overhangs

  • Capable of realizing small prints in high detail.
  • Near-transparent material available.
  • Comparable price point to MakerBot printers.
  • High availability.

 

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Formlabs Form1+ Formlabs Form1+ Stereolithography (SL, SLA)

This stereolithographic machine is recommended for parts with integrate details/overhangs

  • Capable of small prints in high detail.
  • Excellent for research-based new materials testing.
  • Limited availability for researchers.
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Geomagic Capture Geomagic Capture 3D Scanning Systems

 High-resolution 3D scanner sutable for smaller objects

  • Perfect for capturing smaller objects
  • Faster scanning
  • Ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges and thin ribs 
  • Limited availability
Hexagon ROMER Absolute Arm 3D Scanning Systems
The ROMER Absolute Arm features absolute encoders and is therefore the first measuring arm which does not require referencing before measurement. When the arm is turned on, it's ready to go.
 
Quality control, inspection, on-machine verification, reverse engineering, virtual assembly or 3D modelling. Wherever these needs arise, you will find the ROMER Absolute Arm. Much more than just a metrology tool, its value lies in its versatility. Portability, stability, light weight and high-performance laser scanners make the ROMER Absolute Arm an all-purpose 3D measurement, analysis and digitising tool that can be used by anyone, anywhere and with minimum training.
 
Unlike many metrology devices, the ROMER Absolute Arm does not require warm-up time or initialization, thanks to a stable carbon fiber structure and industry leading Absolute encoders. Simply take the measuring arm to the part, switch it on and start measuring. 
Lulzbot TAZ4 Lulzbot TAZ4 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Great for taller prints that are dependent on build quality and/or flexible
  • Large build volume
  • High quality build
  • Flexible material
  • Limited availability
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Makerbot Replicator + Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Subtle Improvement from the Makerbot 5th Generation
  • Recommended for  intermediate printing needs
  • Quick and economical
  • Wide selection of color options
  • Slightly larger build volume

 

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MakerGear M3 Independent Dual Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Independent dual extruders: Achieve faster, more reliable multi-material printing and cut production time in half with single-material parts.  
 
Print with unlimited complexity: Use soluble PVA and HIPS support materials. Combine flexible and rigid elements into a single part to achieve your desired mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. Print multi-colored objects with stunning precision.
Markforged Mark One Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

The Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer by MarkForged has been redefining what people expect from 3D printed objects since it debuted. It was the first 3D printer capable of incorporating continuous strand carbon fiber, Kevlar®, and fiberglass into ABS plastic and Nylon.

Markforged Mark Two Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

The Mark Two combines Markforged's unique continuous carbon fiber reinforcement with workhorse reliability for the strongest, most versatile parts in our portfolio. It is the only printer in the industry that enables you to go from CAD to beautiful, end-use strong parts in hours.

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Fortus 400mc Stratasys Fortus 400mc Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

Medium-volume manufacturing workhorse that supports multiple production- grade thermoplastics

  • Capable of complex geometries
  • Prints parts strong enough for functional testing as well as end use
  • Supports a more narrow range of polymers
  • Superior physical properties for a range of thermoplastic materials
  • Limited availability
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Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Photopolymer Jetting (Polyjet)

The Connex3 3D printer is capable of patterning multiple polymer materials simultaneously. The system supports a very wide range of thermoplastics, photopolymers, elastomers, and functional polymers that can be combined concurrently in a single fabrication run to create “digital materials”, and integrate these materials into complex 3D structures with particular relevance to robotics and microsystems applications. Because the different classes of polymer can be deposited and patterned in a single workflow, exceptionally complicated and multifunctional elements can be realized that would be impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods. The tool offers a large build envelope of 50x40x20cm with a maximum resolution of 16 µm.

Zortrax M200 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Dimensional accuracy and precise repeatability
  • High quality builds
  • Reliable for longer printing times
  • Limited availability
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Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
Keyence VR-3000K Wide-Area 3D Measurement System Controller 3D Metrological Systems

The VR Series One-shot 3D Measuring Macroscope combines the advanced optical design of our digital microscopes with the high-speed, high accuracy measurement and 3D technology of our displacement gauges to complete instant 3D measurements.

This new technology captures 3D data over a wide area with just a click of a button, eliminates measurement variation between users, and provides a variety of measurements such as profiling, volume, and roughness. Users can capture 800,000 measurement points in as little as four seconds.

Keyence VR-3200 One-Shot 3D Measuring Macroscope 3D Metrological Systems

The VR Series One-shot 3D Measuring Macroscope combines the advanced optical design of our digital microscopes with the high-speed, high accuracy measurement and 3D technology of our displacement gauges to complete instant 3D measurements.

This new technology captures 3D data over a wide area with just a click of a button, eliminates measurement variation between users, and provides a variety of measurements such as profiling, volume, and roughness. Users can capture 800,000 measurement points in as little as four seconds.

Raise3D N2 Plus Dual Extruder Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Huge build volume and compatible with most filaments available
  • Recommended for large prints
  • Dual-Extruder allows for two colors
  • Wide selection of filament options
  • Support material aids more complex prints
  • Limited availability
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Ultimaker 3 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

Subtle upgrade from the Makerbot 2+

  • Variety of material options
  • More economical than larger machines
  • Reliable printing for near-production grade parts
  • Limited availability
Instructional Fabrication Lab
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
ProtoMAX Computer Numerical Control

Advanced waterjet software coupled with 30,000 psi pump pressure drives the most efficient waterjet cutting tool for its size. Metal, glass, plastic, wood and more, the ProtoMAX cuts material under 1 in. thick with a 12 in. by 12 in. cutting area. Ideal for light commercial applications, DIY makerspaces, and educational institutions where cutting time matters.

Keystone Labs
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
ez Router CNC Machine Computer Numerical Control

Easy to use, robust and precise

  • Draw parts, apply the toolpaths and you're ready to cut
  • 100% welded steel frame and powerful 906oz/in stepper motors to speed up production
  • A cutting accuracy of (+/-) .005"

Interested in using the eZrouter? Send an email to terrapinworks@umd.edu.

Makerbot Replicator + Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Subtle Improvement from the Makerbot 5th Generation
  • Recommended for  intermediate printing needs
  • Quick and economical
  • Wide selection of color options
  • Slightly larger build volume

 

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Keystone Woodshop
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
Clayton Spindle Sander Power Tools

For sanding curved surfaces and edges. Good for sanding curves cut on a bandsaw to a smoother finish.

DeWalt 13" Planer Power Tools

Used to cut boards down to a desired smaller thickness. Creates a flat surface with its cut as well.

DeWalt Miter Saw Power Tools

Good for cutting wood. Can cut angles up to 45 degrees. Should not be used for cutting cylinders.

DeWalt Panel Saw Power Tools

For cutting large, flat pieces of wood, like particle board or plywood. Wood is cut while it is held vertically against the wall.

Jet Disk / Belt Sander Power Tools

Good for sanding down materials to make a smooth edge. The flat edge is best for smoothing edges while the disk is great for leveling surfaces.

Jet Drill Press Power Tools

Good for through holes. Variety of hole saw bits for cutting larger holes.

Powermatic Drill Press Power Tools

Good for through holes. Variety of hole saw bits for cutting larger holes.

Rikon Disk / Belt Sander Power Tools

Ideal for smoothing surfaces that need a flat face. Removes wood material very quickly.

Rockwell Bandsaw Power Tools

Good for cutting through parts. Does not cut perfectly straight and will require additional smoothing to make parts more accurate.

Ryobi Miter Saw Power Tools

Good for cutting wood. Can cut angles up to 45 degrees. Should not be used for cutting cylinders.

SawStop Table Saw Power Tools

Good for cutting pieces of wood that are too long to easily fit on a miter saw brace. Pieces can be cut to exact dimensions.

MakerBot Innovation Center
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
Makerbot Replicator Makerbot Replicator (5th Generation) Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
The easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print
  • Highly recommended for standard printing needs
  • Quick and economical
  • Wide selection of color options
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Makerbot Replicator + Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Subtle Improvement from the Makerbot 5th Generation
  • Recommended for  intermediate printing needs
  • Quick and economical
  • Wide selection of color options
  • Slightly larger build volume

 

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Replicator 2 Makerbot Replicator 2 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Optimal for flexible or standard prints 
  • Can print flexible materials
  • Reliable printing
  • Used in ENES 100
  • Limited availability
 
 
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Makerbot Replicator 2X Makerbot Replicator 2X Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Experiment with dual extrusion or dissolvable material
  • Less recommended for everyday print needs
  • Can create prints with 2 colors
  • Offers dissolvable materials and ABS
  • Limited availability

 

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Z18 Makerbot Replicator Z18 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Suited for taller, standard prints
  • Large build volume
  • Wide color variety 
  • Limited availability

 

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Ultimaker 2 Ultimaker 2+ Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

Near-production grade parts at a fraction of the cost of larger machines

  • Maximum resolution of 50 microns
  • Notoriously reliable
  • More economical printing option
  • Limited availability
Zortrax M200 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Dimensional accuracy and precise repeatability
  • High quality builds
  • Reliable for longer printing times
  • Limited availability
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Zortrax M300 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Dimensional accuracy and precise repeatability
  • High quality builds
  • Reliable for longer printing times
  • Limited availability
  • Larger build volume than its counterpart, the M200
Rapid Prototyping Center
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
Epilog Laser Fusion M2 Laser Engraving

Laser engrave high-quality images with an industry-leading optics system

  • Large work area
  • Top-of-the-line motion control system allows for percision
  • Limited availability
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Glowforge Pro Glowforge Pro Laser Engraving

The Glowforge Pro prints truly enormous objects like furniture with the exclusive Pro Passthrough, allowing you to use infinitely long materials. Upgraded solid-state cooling allows nonstop printing all day long.

Printrbot Simple Metal Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Able to print in a wide variety of materials; from clay to chocolate!
  • Fun and easy to use
  • Allows for creativity and experimentation in unusual printing materials
  • Limited availability
  • Small build volume 
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Objet30 Pro Stratasys Objet30 Pro Photopolymer Jetting (Polyjet)

Provides the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine

  • Supports 8 different materials
  • Medium build volume
  • Suitable for design evaluation prior to production
  • Single-polymer printer
  • Limited availability
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Ultimaker 2 Ultimaker 2+ Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

Near-production grade parts at a fraction of the cost of larger machines

  • Maximum resolution of 50 microns
  • Notoriously reliable
  • More economical printing option
  • Limited availability
Research Prototyping Lab
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
ProX 200 3D Systems ProX 200 Laser Sintering (LM, SLM, SLS, DMLS)

Production grade 3D printer capable of fabricating metal, metal alloy, and ceramic components

  • Wide range of material options
  • Research applications for new material development and
  • Research applications for heterogeneous integration of multiple metal and ceramic structures within a single device
  • Well suited for fabrication of micro-, meso-, and macro-scale devices
  • Suited for porous conductive structures for fuel cells and other advanced energy systems
  • Also suited for high strength robotic manipulators and locomotion components, complex and high resolution micromolds, and precision medical prostheses
  • Limited availability
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Photonic Professional GT Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT

The Nanoscribe system is a laser lithography system allowing 3D printing of true 3-dimensional microscale and nanoscale based on two photon polymerization in UV-curable photoresists. The system can utilize specifically designed IP-photoresists optimized for 3D microfabrication, but can also employ custom polymers developed by the user. The direct laser writing technology is a powerful platform for a wide variety of high-impact applications of direct interest to Clark School faculty including micro-optics and photonics, opto-electronics, energy systems, sensors, material research, and nanotechnologies for the life sciences. The system enables micro/nano structures that are impossible to realize using traditional photolithography or other patterning methods.

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Terps Racing
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
GENOS L200E-M Computer Numerical Control
  • The GENOS L-200 series cnc machines are built to a ‘world specification’ requirement. Constructed on a one-piece, cast iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, these machines provide stability, rigidity and accuracy for a variety of applications. 
  • Quick Specs:
  • Max Turning Diameter [mm (in)] Ø 200 (Ø 7.87)
  • Max Work Length: [mm (in)] 380 (14.96)
  • Spindle Nose Type JIS A2-6 [Opt. 140 flat]
  • Speed Range [min-1] 79~4,500 [Opt. 6,000]
  • Power 30 min [kW (hp)] 11 (15)
  • Power cont. [kW (hp)] 7.5 (10)
  • Rapid Traverse [m (in)/min] 20 / 25 (787 / 984)
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GENOS M460-VE Computer Numerical Control
  • Based on the proven technology of the MB VMC Series, this machine’s thermal stability, accuracy, and rigidity provide high productivity and profitability. Equipped with Okuma’s industry leading THINC-OSP control, this environmentally friendly machine has the power and flexibility to deliver.
  • Quick Specs:
  • Max Machining Volume [mm (in)]: 762x460x460 (30.00x18.11x18.11x18.11)
  • Table Size [mm (in)]: 460x1,000 (18.11x39.37)
  • Spindle Speed [min-1]: 12,000
  • Spindle Motor Power [kW (hp)]: 22 (30)
  • Rapid Traverse C-Axis: 20 min
  • Rapid Traverse [m/min (ipm)]: X-Y 40, Z: 32 
  • (X-Y: 1,575, Z: 1,262)
  • Magazine Capacity 32 Tools
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Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Lab
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
3D Bioplotter EnvisionTEC 3D Bioplotter Extrusion-based Deposition Modeling
Highly versible multi-material printer that provides the accuracy and versatility needed for engineering. The Bioplotter will print materials which flow below 250C.  Temperature controlled base and print heads allows for direct printing of cellular suspensions, ceramic pastes, and thermoplatics. The equipment is set up inside a laminar flow hood to maintain a sterile environment
 
EnvisionTEC Perfactory 4 Stereolithography (SL, SLA)
A small-volume rapid prototyping machine based on stereolithography that utilizes a DLP system with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels to crosslink a model layer-by-layer. The Perfactory 4 can either use a UV or Visible light source for the crosslinking of a wide range of polymers. Applications for the compatible materials range from aerospace to biomedical devices and molds. Additionally custom materials can be produced in-house and used with this system.
 
Financial support for this Machine was provided by the Maryland Nanocenter
UMERC
Equipment Type Description Sample Parts
nScrypt 3Dn-300HP Micro dispensing tool

The nScrypt system enables high resolution multilayer deposition of nanoparticle inks and slurries supporting the fabrication of advanced 3D structures, including ceramics. The tools can handle materials ranging from low viscosity inks to high viscosity pastes (from 1 to over 1,000,000 cP). The later unique capability is critical for fabrication of near net-shape ceramic structures. With picoliter volume control, the direct-write machine can deposit materials with feature sizes below 10 µm while large area (45x45 cm) patterns can be rastered at speeds up to 50 cm/s, with x, y, and z motion resolution on the order of 0.1 µm. Layer-by- layer 2D and 3D deposition can be performed on flat surfaces as well as conformally over rough or 3D surfaces for the realization of integrated fuel cells, solid-state batteries, solar cells, micro-power systems, energetic material systems, electronic components, bioactive systems that integrate biomacromolecules and live cells, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and beyond. In addition, when combined with the ProX 200 and Connex 500 tools, the nScript system will enable heterogeneous fabrication using multiple passive or active functional materials.