The University Imaging Centers 3D printing service is available to University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty as well as external clients.
- Projects can still be requested by filling out the submission form below.
- All communication and exchange of drawings and information will be digital through Zoom, Google Drive, Email, etc.
- Printing will be completed and shipped via FedEx to the address provided. Please keep in mind additional lead times when considering project timelines.
Services & Printers
Design & Modeling
The University Imaging Centers offers basic modeling and design services using Fusion 360 software.
Have a concept in mind? We will work with you to translate your ideas into a 3D printable model.
Markforged Onyx One
- Build Volume - 320 x 154 x 132 (mm)
- Media - Onyx (70% Nylon, 30% Chopped Carbon Fiber Blend)
- Highest Layer Resolution - .1mm
- Mechanical Accuracy +/- 125µm
- Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness - 1.6mm
- Minimum Embossed Feature - 0.8mm
- Print Line Width from Nozzle - .4mm
Formlabs Form 2
Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing uses a laser to cure solid isotropic parts from a liquid photopolymer resin delivering high-resolution parts.
Stereolithography is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models layer by layer using photopolymerization, a process by which light causes chains of molecules to link, forming polymers. Those polymers then make up the body of a three-dimensional solid.
- Build Volume - 145 x 145 x 175 (mm)
- Media - 16 available resin types.
- Highest Layer Resolution - 25 - 100 microns
- Laser Spot Size - 140 microns
- Diode: Violet (405nm)
- Max Output: 250 mW
Prior to printing we will discuss the application of your design and help to find the ideal resin for your project.
UIC & UMII - Partnering Imaging and Informatics
The University Imaging Centers also offers assistance in modeling your design. In partnership with the University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) we have the expertise to segment and reconstruct your data into 3D models from many forms of imaging data including MR, and CT.
3D printing provides an opportunity to explore custom solutions to unique problems in a fast and affordable way.
Whether your designing a presentation model, or custom experiment apparatus, 3D printing is a powerful tool for researchers looking to get the most out of their experiments.