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The Printer and Resins

Are the resins toxic?

No.  Once the resins are cured, and the object is completed, it can be safely handled. 

Can I see the printer?

Definitely! It is recommended as well to ensure you choose the resins best for your design.  To schedule a visit, call 740-593-1818 or email 3dprinter@ohio.edu.

How big of an object can I print

 The printer has a 350 × 350 × 200 mm (13.8 × 13.8 × 7.9 in.) build tray.  Larger objects can be printed, however, by splitting them into  sections.  Certain software design packages have the ability to divide objects into sections if it is too large to print.  

How do I know which Resin to use for my project?

The best way is to schedule a visit to see the printer.  We have examples of each of the resin types for you to examine.  If you cant schedule a visit, we can walk you through choosing the appropriate resin over the phone, or email.  We will need to understand what the object is going to be used for, and under what stress, temperature conditions it will be subject to.

How long does it take to print an object?

It depends!  Print time depends on the size, and complexity of the design.  We have had print times range from 30 minutes to 40 hours on our printer.  The time it takes for your object to print is also included in your quote.

What are the Resins made of?

The resins are liquid photopolymers. 

What kind of printer does Ohio University have?

OU has a Stratsys Objet350 Connex 3D printer.  More information can be found here.

What resins are available?

A full list of resins can be found here.  We keep in stock Vero White, Tango Black Plus, ABS like material and Vero Clear.  Additional resins can be purchased to meet specific needs of the client, however we find that this selection covers most printing needs.