3D Printing Resources
The Bakken MDC operates a Stratasys J750 Polyjet 3D Printer, a Form2 and several FDM printers. Since efficiency and precision are key, every submission of an .STL file or a design proposal will go through the following:
- We will create a proposal and send it to the email addess provided within 1-2 business days after receiving the form. (If there are questions, we will reach out by email)
- After receiving approval of the propsal we will communicate an expected completion date.
- We will email when the parts are ready for pickup or have been shipped.
3D Printing Coordinators are available to assist with design, modeling, and prototyping of 3D parts, along with our CAD Coordinator and Segmentation Coordinator.
Stratasys J750 Print:
The J750 allows for printing 6 different materials simultaneously, resulting in prints with hard and soft/flexible segments and photo-realistic images (using RGB values). The hard and soft materials can also be combined to provide a range of durometers. Prints can also contain satin and glossy finishes. The J750 dissolvable support material makes it possible to print objects like human anatomy with a hollow interior.
The Stratasys J750 can utilize Digital ABS in material combinations for industrial applications or molding projects.
Form2 Printer and Form3B Printer:
The Bakken MDC offers a Formlabs SLA 3D printer for autoclaving or casting purposes. This printer uses a liquid resin that is cured using an ultraviolet laser, leading to extremely accurate prints.
The Bakken MDC also provides a library of PLA printers that are available for prototyping and class projects. The printers include Monoprice Select Minis and Creality CR-10s. These resources can be used by University of Minnesota affiliated students, researchers, and workers free of charge after taking the Bakken MDC Safety Training, which also allows access to the Mechanical and Electrical Labs. Or you can request the 3D Print Coordinators to print your part for a fee. CAD and slicing software are available on all of the Electrical Lab computers.
Please note: Depending on the number of orders we receive for a material will determine if we have the material in-stock. If we don’t use the material you have requested, we will contact you to determine if you would like to buy a tray/carboy of the material.
Example 3D Models
Models Printed by the Stratasys J750 Printer
- 3D Printed Arm Model
- 3D Printed Bakken MDC Paper Weight
- 3D Printed Hand Model
- 3D Printed Heart Model
- 3D Printed Lung Model
- 3D Printed Turtle Model