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AOE 3D print lab

****All AOE department printing only, will now be free of charge until further notice*****

Fund Numbers do not need to be provided unless they are unusually large jobs in which case cost sharing may occur. This will be handled on a case by case basis after each print job is reviewed. 

Students must send an email request to aoe-3dprint-g@vt.edu to gain access to submit printing jobs. This email will be used to create a user account and you will receive an invite to join GrabCAD Shop. (Please check your spam folder for the invite request from grabcad shop if you didn't receive the email.)

Using GrabCad Shop

  • When uploading your job be sure to click the checkbox to be notified of updates so you will get an email regarding any communications related to your project. 
  • Be sure that the files you submit will fit within the net build size of the machine you intend to use. 
    -We prefer you upload .sldprt or .stl files when uploading your job. 
  • Check to be sure you have correct units! Inch or Millimeter are the only acceptable units. 
  • Check box above comment section to be notified of updates. This is where we will communicate to you about your job. 
  • Research the materials available on each machine.  Research the surface finishes of each material/machine and you should be able to make an informed decision on what machine/material you need to select when uploading a job.

List of Machines (Supervised Use)

J850-PolyJet

J850 3D printer

List of Machines (Supervised Use)

Fortus 360mc-FDM

Fortus 360

Materials Available: ABS-M30, ABS-M30i, ABS-ESD7, ABSi, ASA, PC-ABS,PC, PC-ISO, Nylon 12, Nylon 6, Ultem 9085, Ultem 1010, PPSF
Build Size: 406 x 355 x 406 mm (16 x 14 x 16 in.).
Layer Thickness: .330 mm (.013 in.), .254 mm (.010 in.), .178 mm (.007 in.), .127 mm (.005 in.)

Uprint SE plus-FDM

uprintSE

Material: Model ABS-P430, Support-SR-30
Build Size: 203 x 203 x 152 mm (8 x 8 x 6 in)
Layer Thickness: .254 mm (.010 in) or .330 mm (.013 in)

 

Connex3-Polyjet

connex3

Material: Digital ABS Plus
Build Size: 490 x 390 x 200 mm (19.3 x 15.4 x 7.9 in.)
Layer Thickness: 16 micron (.0006 in.)

Lab Support and Safety Director

Dr. Michael Philen

Senior Mechanical Designer

Scott Patrick

3D Printer Technician

Caleb Johnston
Monday: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30-9:30am and 2-4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am-12pm 
Friday: 7:30am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm