Purpose: 3D printers create a three-dimensional object using additive manufacturing technology. The machine extrudes a plastic filament via a heated nozzle and deposits the material onto a build platform. Objects are created by laying down successive layers of material. If the printed object requires it, support structures are generated during file processing and are included in the print to help maintain accuracy. This machine dispenses two materials – one for the model and one for a disposable support structure. Once the print is complete, it is submerged in a solution of sodium hydroxide, which chemically dissolves the support material while leaving the model material untouched.
- Build Envelope: 10” x 10” x 10” (254 mm x 254 mm x 254 mm)
- Model Material: ABS
- Support Material: Dissolve Support
- Available Layer Thicknesses: .125 mm (.005”), .178 mm (.007”), .25 mm (.01”), .33 mm (.013”)
- Accuracy: Parts are produced with an accuracy of +/- .2 mm (.008”)