3D Printing

The FAD is equipped with several professional-grade 3D printers for rapid turnaround on prototype iteration. The table below summarizes the capabilities of the printers. If unsure of which printer to use, please contact us for a consultation.

We are always exploring new technologies. If you identify unmet needs that would benefit the UCSF community please let us know.

 

uPrint

uPrint Plus

J750

Technology

Extrusion (FDM)

Extrusion (FDM)

Polyjet

Build Bed Size [x, y, z]

203 x 152 x 152 mm

8 x 6 x 6 in

203 x 203 x 152 mm

8 x 8 x 6 in

490 x 390 x 200 mm

 19.3 x 15.35 x 7.9 in

XY Resolution

0.4 mm

0.4 mm

600 DPI

Z Resolution (Layer Height)

0.257 mm

0.01 in

0.257 / 0.33 mm

0.01 / 0.013 in

0.027 mm

0.001 in

Recommended minimum feature size

0.889 mm

0.889 mm

0.1 mm

Recommended minimum wall thickness

1.2 mm

1.2 mm

1 mm

Materials

ABS

ABS

Vero, VeroClear, Biocompatible, ABS-Like, Rubber-like, Biocompatible*

Digital-material mode is capable of mixing materials, allowing for 1000+ material combinations and multi-material parts

Support

Soluble

Soluble

Soluble*

Finish

Rough

Rough

Smooth

Price

$

$

$$$

Compatible File Formats
[Recommended]

IGES, STEP, STL, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, CATIA, Wavefornt Object, Unigraphics/NX, Solid Edge, ProE/Creo, Parasolid, VRML, JT

IGES, STEP, STL, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, CATIA, Wavefornt Object, Unigraphics/NX, Solid Edge, ProE/Creo, Parasolid, VRML, JT IGES, STEP, STL, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, CATIA, Wavefornt Object, Unigraphics/NX, Solid Edge, ProE/Creo, Parasolid, VRML, JT
Operation User-operated, contact FAD staff for training User-operated, contact FAD staff for training Technician-operated, send files to FAD staff for a quote

*Support material cannot be dissolved from the biocompatible resin and must be manually removed