• SERVICES

    UWIN_3D Print Club / EPICMAKERS_BASE is open to students and Alumni from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.

     

    We run on a cost recovery model, meaning fees charged for 3D printing services are solely to cover the cost of 3D printing materials. For the laser cutter we charge 2 per cutting session, stock material is available for purchase (price depends on material type). Please visit lab for more information.

     
    For 3D printing and/or Laser Engraving services we ask that you come to the lab in person with your files ready to go (either STL files for 3D printing or DXF files for laser cutting and high resolution images for laser engraving). Otherwise, If you would like some help in getting started with your project or anything else in regards to making and DIY, come to our lab during lab hours and one of our Techs will be happy to help out.
     
    Thank you,
    Nicolas de Cosson - Lead Tech and Lab Manager

     

     

     

  • EQUIPMENT

    3D Printers, 3D Scanners and Software

    Ultimaker 3 Extended

    Ultimaker 3 Extended is ideal for large complex prints due to its use of dissolvable support material. The Ultimaker also has more colours to choose from, and is able to print at a higher resolution. This is an excellent choice for both prototypes and final use parts.

     

    Printing Price: $1.00 per metre for PLA

    Printing Price: $1.76 per metre for PVA

     

    Build Volume: 215 x 215 x 300 mm (8.5 x 8.5 x 11.8 inches)

    Layer Resolution/thickness: From 200 up to 20 microns (0.4mm)

    Epilogue 40 Watt - Laser Engraver

    When it comes to cutting and engraving the Epilogue 40 Watt is no slouch. It can handle most materials (a few are on the bad list, check with us first), such as plywood up to 1/4in (6.35mm) thick and plexiglass(lexan) up to 3/8th thick. We also have cork and two colour plexi.

     

    We have some limited stock materials such as:

    3mm and 6mm plywood ($9 per sheet 12x24in - plywood)

    3mm and 6mm plywood ($17 per sheet 12x24in - plexi)

    3mm and 6mm plywood ($17 per sheet 12x24in - two colour plexi)

     

    - Max Stock Size 12in x 24in

    - Spot Size = .03 - .07mm

    - 40 CO2 Laser

     

    Prusa i3 MK2.5

    The Prusa i3 is an open-source fused deposition modeling 3D printer. Part of the RepRap project, it is the most used 3D printer in the world. The Prusa i3 was designed by Josef Průša in 2012 with the Prusa i3 MK2 being released in 2016 and the MK2S being released in 2017. Also an excellent choice for prototypes and final prints. (coming soon - Multi Material printing!)

     

    Printing Price: $1.00 per metre for PLA

    Printing Price: $1.76 per metre for PVA

     

     

    Build Volume: 250 x 210 x 200 mm (9.84 x 8,3 x 8 inches)

    Layer Resolution/thickness: From 200 up to 20 microns (0.4mm)

    3D systems - Sense 3D scanner

    Sense 3D is useful for scanning medium to large objects (including full body scans, 3D selfie). It is fast and real time. It is light years ahead of the kinect in regards to ease of use.

    Stratasys Uprint SE 3D Printer (currently not working)

    Stratasys Uprint SE 3D Printer is ideal for highly complex 3D prototypes. It prints ABSplus plastic material using a soluble support material that is later dissolved in a solution bath once the print is complete. The advantage to having a dissolvable support material is that internal mechanisms such as gears can be printed all at once alleviating the need for post assembly, or having to pick away at support material that may be left behind using traditional support methods.

     

    Printing Price: $7.00 per cubic inch for both support materials (SR-30 Soluble) and print materials (ABS)

     

    Build Volume: 6 x 6 x 8 in (152 X 152 X 203 mm)

    Layer Resolution/thickness: 254 microns (.254mm)

    Kinect V1 Depth Sensor

    The Kinect V1 is useful for scanning large objects (including full body scans, 3D selfie). It is fast and real time, however it does not capture the same kind of detail as the Next Engine 3D scanner.