Making It Real

The following materials and processes were featured through the generous support of local service bureaus: Agile Manufacturing; Cimetrix Solutions; and 3D Phacktory. More info can be found directly through the following links or by contacting these service bureaus directly.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Agile Manufacturing Inc.

  • SPro 140/230: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) in polyamide nylon: DuraForm, DuraFlex and WindForm
  • Stereolithography: Acrylate/Epoxy Resins-White, WaterClear, Amber, Grey and Blue
  • FDM parts in ABS, PP, PPSF and Ultem 9085
  • ProJet MJM VisiJet Materials (white, natural, dark blue, light blue, navy,  grey and green)
  • ZCorp ZPrinter: mineral powder binding (full colour)

Cimetrix Solutions

  • Objet photopolymer systems: "106 Digital Materials"
    • Objet printers are capable of printing parts with variable material properties in the same model
    • Cimetrix is capable of output in any material listed at the link below, from rigid to rubber-like, glass-like transparency to opaque color shades, and from standard to engineering plastics:
    • http://objet.com/3d-printing-materials
  • Solidscape 3Z Pro: High-precision wax printing for investment casting
  • Cimetrix also represents Stratasys and Fortus and is capable of all flavours of professional-quality FDM output:

For more info, see: http://www.cimetrixsolutions.com/materials/fdm

3D Phacktory

 

  • Objet Connex 500, photopolymer system: "106 Digital Materials"
    • Objet printers are capable of printing parts with variable material properties in the same model
    • 3D Phacktory is capable of output in any material listed at the link below, from rigid to rubber-like, glass-like transparency to opaque color shades, and from standard to engineering plastics:
    • http://objet.com/3d-printing-materials

OCADU Rapid Prototyping Centre

  • Dimension BST 1200 ES FDM: ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
    • NOTE: This machine utilizes a break-away (rather than soluble) support system.
  • 3D Systems ProJet HD3000 Multi Jet Modeling Rapid Prototyper: UV-cured resin

 

Additionally, there will be several machines running in situ during the exhibition:

  • Stratasys uPrint SE provided by Cimetrix Solutions: FDM with output in ABSplus thermoplastic (colour: 'ivory')
    • This FDM machine utilizes a soluble support system for improved results with complex geometries
  • Makerbot Replicator 2 provided by Spandrel Media with support from OCADU's Digital Futures initiative: FDM with output in PLA (Polylactic acid, a biodegradeable corn-based plastic)
    • This machine utilizes a breakaway support system; better for simpler geometries with fewer undercuts