We strive to offer design and build opportunities at no cost on almost all of our equipment and tool, but for the Makerspace to be sustainable we charge for the material used on the Stratasys 3D printers and the Omax Waterjet.
For high quality ABS 3D prints using the Stratasys machines ($3/cubic inch of model materal and $6/cubic inch of support material):
1. Obtain and fill out the 3D Print Form at the Makerspace. You will need to have the .STL file of your part to calculate the material used.
2. From step 1 you will get a quote and you will need to pay that amount through the ECST Fiscal Office ET A-241 from your IRA (student teams/orgs), department for courses, or research funds for researchers.
For waterjet cuts on the Omax (price table below):
1. Obtain and fill out the 3D Print Form at the Makerspace. You will need to have the .DXF file of your part to calculate the cutting length.
2.From step 1 you will get a quote and you will need to pay that amount through the ECST Fiscal Office ET A-241 from your IRA (student teams/orgs), department for courses, or research funds for researchers.
All files can be submitted to the Makerspace email at [email protected] All emails should contain the type of project being completed (personal, senior design, organization or club). If it is for a senior design or student team/orgs, please include your team name and number is available.
For 3D prints, please include the measurement units used (mm or inches), density preference (low, high, or solid), number of parts, and if a solvent bath is requested in the email.
For waterjet cuts, please include material type, material thickness, and number of parts.
To find the cost for the waterjet, refer to the table below using the type of material, material thickness in inches, and the length of your cut. Multiply the cost per inch by the length of your cut in inches.
To find your length of cut there are two methods we suggest:
a. In Solidworks, click on the face of the solid. Under the evaluate tab, if you hit measure, it will give you the perimenter of the surface. Make sure to use inches.
b. You can open a .DXF file in Solidworks as a "Sketch" and then select all the lines and under the evaluate tab, hit measure. Make sure to use inches.
Table 1. Waterjet Cost per inch of cut based on material type and material thickness