3D Printer > Technical Information

In our FabLab we have four 3D printers. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. 3D printing enables you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.

Felix Pro

Build Volume: 23.7 x 24.4 x 23.5 cm

Software: FELIXbuilder

File Types: STL

User Manual FELIX Pro Series

Software download

Craftbot Plus

Build Volume: 25 x 20 x 20 cm

Software: CraftWare

File Types: STL

How to use Craftware

Craftware software download

Zortrax M200

Build Volume: 20 x 20 x 18 cm

Software: Z-suite

File Types: STL

How to use Z-suite

Z-suite software download

Material: usually the plastic ABS, from which Lego blocks are made, for example. The conditionally degradable plastic PLA, which is based on polylactic acids from starch can also be used. For the Zortrax 3D printer only the filament from the same company can be used.

File format: STL

Connectivity: CD Card / USB

3D printer cost use: Calculated over the weight which goes over the scale before and after the printing. Average price is 5 Euro/100g. Students with larger projects are encouraged to buy their own materials.

Useful links:

Introduction to 3D Printing