Equipment by Location

Keystone Labs
Equipment Type Description
Replicator 2 Makerbot Replicator 2 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

The MakerBot Replicator 2 is long regarded as one of MakerBot's best printers. With an unmatched reliability and efficiency, the Replicator 2 is capable of long print jobs without sacrificing quailty. The Replicator 2 has an excellent build volume to footprint ratio and has exceptional print speeds, allowing for extremely fast, rapid prototyping. 

MakerBot Innovation Center
Equipment Type Description
Lulzbot TAZ4 Lulzbot TAZ4 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
  • in place, currently being tested
  • not networked, uses sd card to load prints
  • undergoing testing (at UMD) with both ABS and PLA
  • Materials available: ABS (in white), ABS (in blue and red), Ninjaflex TPE (in yellow)
Makerbot Replicator Makerbot 5th Generation Replicator Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
The easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print
  • Fifth generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use, quality, and reliability
  • Powered by the new, user-friendly MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform
  • New MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder, motion controllers, and gantry design
  • On-board camera and diagnostics, and assisted build plate leveling
Large build volume accelerates rapid prototyping and model making
  • 11% larger build volume than the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
  • Makes true-to-life objects quickly and easily
  • Optimized for MakerBot PLA Filament
100-micron layer resolution
  • Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models
  • Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations
  • Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution
Makerbot Digitizer Makerbot Digitizer

The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3D print.

Makerbot Replicator + Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

The MakerBot Replicator+ prints 30% faster than its predecessor and offers a 25% larger build volume. For greater reliability and precision, it features improved hardware, like a redesigned gantry and z-stage. To ensure consistent performance, our new 3D printers and their subsystems were re-engineered and rigorously tested for 380,000+ hours across multiple facilities.

Makerbot Replicator 2X Makerbot Replicator 2X Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
Experiment with dual extrusion
  • Be ready for cutting-edge developments in filament technology and multi-material 3D printing
  • Add a new level of creativity to your 3D designs with interlaced colors
  • Print in two colors through precisely aligned dual nozzles, without swapping filament or pausing your print
  • Experiment with overhangs and internal structures using MakerBot Dissolvable Filament as solid infill material
  • Completely reengineered, constant-force filament feeding system
  • New thermal core design stabilizes the internal extruder temperature for more reliable prints
Optimized for printing with MakerBot ABS filament
  • MakerBot ABS filament is a ductile petroleum-based thermoplastic filament with elastic deformation properties that make it good for snaps, living hinges, and threadability
  • Superflat heated aluminum build plate is optimized for ABS:
    • Machined for crucial flatness to prevent warping or sagging that can affect build quality
    • Anodized for longevity and durability
    • Heated accurately and evenly with better temperature control
  • Six-sided enclosure stabilizes ABS cooling:
    • Draft-blocking enclosure helps reduce uneven cooling, shrinking, and cracking
    • Magnetic lid snaps on and off for easy access
    • Clear-view top and sides let you monitor your progress and see the action
    • Friction-hinge door stays where you put it for easy and fast print retrieval
World-class 100-micron layer resolution
  • Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models
  • Get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don’t need sanding, finishing, or post-production
  • Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations
  • Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution
Mini Makerbot Replicator Mini Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
EASY AND AFFORDABLE 3D PRINTING
  • Trust in a 3D printer that’s durable, reliable, and easy to use
  • Print, manage, and share your 3D creations simply and seamlessly, with free MakerBot software for your PC or Mac
  • Experiment with a wide range of forms, colors, and textures
  • Transform a small desk in your home or classroom into an exciting creative center
  • Remix and customize your creations to create unique gifts for family and friends
ENTERTAINING, EDUCATIONAL, AND USEFUL
  • Reconnect with your imagination and creative power
  • Energize and inspire children’s creativity, while preparing them for the jobs of the future
  • Choose from hundreds of thousands of free, predesigned, and ready-to-print educational, entertaining, and useful 3D models on MakerBot Thingiverse®
  • Shop for original, educational, fun, and collectible 3D models at the MakerBot Digital Store
  • Spur social creativity at parties, events, and brainstorming sessions
KEY FEATURES
  • MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder that’s easy to swap or replace and detects filament absence, automatically pausing your print
  • Monitor your 3D prints via the onboard camera (also great for sharing your print to social networks)
  • Send print files via USB cable or Wi-Fi (coming soon)
  • Use the free MakerBot Desktop software to discover, manage, and share your 3D prints
Z18 Makerbot Replicator Z18 Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
MASSIVE BUILD VOLUME
  • Make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial prototypes, models, and products
  • Think and build bigger than ever
  • Print multiple things at once so you can get to work on your next design sooner
BEST PRICE/PERFORMANCE IN THE PROFESSIONAL 3D PRINTER CATEGORY
  • Enclosed and heated build chamber designed for printing large models with minimal curling
  • Fifth generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use, quality, and reliability
  • Powered by the new, user-friendly MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform
  • App and cloud enabled
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity ensures a seamless production workflow
  • New MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder is easy to swap or replace
PRINT PAPER-THIN LAYERS
  • 100-micron layer resolution Get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don’t need sanding, finishing, or postproduction
  • Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models
  • Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations
Printrbot Simple Metal Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)

Printrbot's first all metal printer and one of the best starter consumer 3D printers on the market. With a price point below $800, the Simple Metal still maintains an exceptional level of accuracy while bringing the cost barrier to 3D printing down for people who would otherwise not have access to this technology.

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

The Ultimaker 2 is regarded as one of the highest quality consumer 3D printers on the market, with a maximum resolution of 50 microns. Notoriously reliable, the Ultimaker is capable of producing near-production grade parts at a fraction of the cost of larger machines.

Rapid Prototyping Center
Equipment Type Description
Formlabs Form 2 Stereolithography (SL, SLA)

Large prints, incredible resolution.

At the heart of the machine is a powerful optical engine: a 250mW precision laser is guided by custom-built galvanometers, delivering big prints with spectacular detail.

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

Form 1 High-Res 3D Printer prints in exquisite detail using high-end stereolithography technology. The Form 1 can create parts with down to 25 micron layers, and can print objects up to 4.9" x 4.9" x 6.5" in size.

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

The Fortus 400mc is a medium-volume manufacturing workhorse based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) that supports multiple production- grade thermoplastics. It is capable of realizing complex geometries that are strong enough for functional testing as well as end use. While the Fortus supports a more narrow range of polymers than other tools such as the Objet Connex, the FDM technology enables superior physical properties for a range of thermoplastic materials.

Objet30 Pro Stratasys Objet30 Pro Photopolymer Jetting (Polyjet)

The Objet30 Pro is a single-polymer printer that provides the accuracy and versatility of a high-end rapid prototyping machine in a small footprint. Powered by the same polymer jet technology used in the multi-polymer Objet Connex tool, the Objet30 supports 8 different materials. It will provide a rapid prototyping platform with a medium build volume suitable for design evaluation prior to production using other tools such as the Fortus.

Research Prototyping Lab
Equipment Type Description
ProX 200 3D Systems ProX 200 Laser Sintering (LM, SLM, SLS, DMLS)

The ProX 200 is a production grade 3D printer capable of fabricating metal, metal alloy, and ceramic components with a wide range of material options. The PXM tool supports a semiautomated material loading system, allowing the tool to be used in research applications including new material development and heterogeneous integration of multiple metal and ceramic structures within a single device, while also supporting automated production of complex parts using established material systems. The system provides 20 µm repeatability and feature resolution as small as 20 µm within a 14x14x10cm build volume, making it well suited for fabrication of micro-, meso-, and macro-scale devices fabricated from materials suitable for high temperature systems, porous conductive structures for fuel cells and other advanced energy systems, high strength robotic manipulators and locomotion components, complex and high resolution micromolds, precision medical prostheses, and related applications with demanding constraints on material properties.

Markforged Mark Two Fused-Deposition-Modeling (FDM)
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.

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.

Terps Racing
Equipment Type Description
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)
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
Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Lab
Equipment Type Description
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
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.