Students can request access for free use by sending an email request to aoe-3dprint-g@vt.edu

Put “AOE Dremel Access-ASDI” in subject line to access AOE Dremel 3D45 Machine #1 in the ASDI lab in Randolph Hall.  We will respond with an invite that will share the printer with your PID email account and you will be required to set up a Digilab-Dremel account to complete the set up.

Put “AOE Ultimaker3 Access-AOE Machine Shop” in subject line to access AOE Ultimaker3 Machine #1 located in the AOE machine shop (115 Hancock Hall). We will respond with instructions how to gain access.

Once access is gained students can submit print their own jobs on a first come first serve basis.

Printing will be monitored by AOE staff and any misuse/abuse will result in losing printing privileges. Please report any misuse/abuse to our staff at aoe-3dprint-g@vt.edu .

AOE Dremel 3D45 Machine #1-ASDI

Dremel

Build Size:  6" x 10" x 6.7" (402 cu in)
Material: PLA material only (AOE will provide)

For questions or help Email: aoe-3dprint-g@vt.edu

AOE Ultimaker 3-AOE Machine Shop

ultimaker

Build Size:  8.5" x 8.5" x 8"
Model Material: PLA material only (AOE provided)
Support Material: PVA (water soluble support-AOE provided)
For questions or help Email: aoe-3dprint-g@vt.edu

Workflow for submitting jobs to 3D Print Lab in Goodwin Hall

The 3D print lab in Goodwin Hall has three large platform printers that use FDM and Polyjet technology for supervised use. If you need this larger print capability and/or accuracy of polyjet technology you can submit files through  the Grabcad Workbench desktop app.  

Steps to gain access to Grabcad Workbench:

- Email us at aoe-3dprint-g@vt.edu  and ask to join Grabcad Print-Workbench.

-You will receive an invite email from GrabCAD Workbench giving you access to a folder where you can load files for 3D printing.

invite

Click the “view files” link and you will then be prompted to sign up for an account that will give you access to upload parts you would like printed.

signup

Once you have linked to your own personal access folder using Grabcad Workbench, upload your file(s) to submit a job for printing.

Instructions for submitting jobs:

-Load your file (.stl, stp, or .sldprt) into the folder. Ensure that your part geometry is visable in Workbench. If you can’t see your part loaded, then chances are the print lab manager can’t either. Note: AOE students, faculty, and staff can submit print jobs for free at any time.

-Here are the supported file formats. GrabCad Print & Workbench-Supported CAD file formats It is recommended to design all parts in Solidworks and try to upload native Solidworks files into workbench. If that is not successful or you are using another CAD program, then try uploading .stp or .stl file type instead.

-Include all relevant print information with the file upload to GC-Workbench using the user comments section of your file including material and quantity.

****Required Info - Use the comments section of your file indicate material type (FDM or Polyjet) , and quantity.

-Print lab will review each file submitted by looking at geometry, volume, material, and all other user comment information to ensure the file is acceptable to print.

-Once part has finished printing, the print lab will send an email stating where parts can be picked up.  

Any questions can be emailed to scottpatrick@vt.edu.

 

List of Machines (Supervised Use)

Fortus 360mc

Fortus 360

Materials Available: Model-ABS-M30, Support-SR-30
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

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

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

Matt Mills