Our new 3D printer, a Fortus 360mc rapid prototyping machine, was officially launched today in our Engineering 5 building. I haven’t actually seen it, but there is a website link that describes what it is and how it works. I will certainly have a look in the near future, because I can already think of a few custom parts I could make for my research projects. I just need to teach myself AutoCAD first.
Apparently the 3D printing costs are some of the cheapest available, and anyone can submit a job, whether faculty, staff, or students. Some of the student design teams have already been using it, and I bet it will be popular with a lot of student research and design projects.