3D Printer using Additive Manufacturing technique based on FDM Technology capable of producing Physical Models & assemblies, jigs and fixtures in multiple engineering grade proprietary thermoplastics such as ABS-M30, ASA, PLA etc
|Maximum Build Size (XYZ) in mm||250 x 250 x 250 mm|
|Layer Thickness||Layer thickness minimum of 0.130mm|
|Slice Heights||Minimum 0.130mm|
|Accuracy on printed part||Accuracy of: +/- .225 mm, or +/- .0025 mm/mm, whichever is greater|
|Material Options||ABS, ABS-M30, PLA & ASA|
Make : Stratasys Inc. , Model: Dimension SS
Build Size: Maximum size 203 x 203 x 305 mm (8 x 8 x 12 inches)
Layer Thickness : .245mm (.010 in.) and .33mm (.013 in.).
Rapid Prototyping (RP), that combines Computer Aided Design (CAD) and generation of physical objects, is one of the vital components of Reverse Engineering (RE). The Centre at NIT Calicut is equipped with the latest versions of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machines of STRATASYS, USA. FDM is an additive technique to produce the prototype of physical objects. With additive fabrication, the machine reads the data from the CAD drawing in the form of file extensions such as STL, IGS, STP, PRT, ASM, SLDPRT, etc. and lays down successive layers of materials to build up the prototype. The primary advantage of additive fabrication is its ability to create almost any shape or geometric feature. These prototypes can be used extensively for the validation of Design and Mechanism.