3D Printing

Whether you are an experienced 3D designer or simply want to learn a new technology, our friendly staff at the Rutgers Makerspace can help you. Our 3D printers can create prototypes, mechanical parts, replacement parts, human busts, action figures, toys, wearables, and much more. We have many colors and materials available for printing in, each with their own respective properties. If you have a project you are considering, one of the Makerspace staff members can speak to you to create a work plan and talk over any details particular to your project.

Recent development has revitalized the field of 3D printing, with new ideas and innovative techniques being attempted every day. The newest breakthroughs of 3D printing often involve printing in new materials such as glass, concrete, and edibles.

Materials

ABS

PLA

Extrudes at ~220-240°C Extrudes at ~180-200°C
Requires heated bed Benefits from heated bed
Works well without cooling Benefits from cooling while printing
Adheres best to polyamide tape Adheres well to a variety of surfaces
Filament tolerances are usually tighter Finer feature detail possible on a well calibrated machine
Prone to cracking, delaminating, and warping Prone to curling of corners and overhangs
More flexible More brittle
Can be bonded using adhesives or solvents (ie. Acetone) Can be bonded using adhesives
Fumes are unpleasant in enclosed areas More pleasant smell when extruded
Oil based Plant based

 

Current Colors - 3.00mm

PLA

Red Translucent Red Burgundy Magenta
  Blue Light Blue Purple Light Purple
  Black White Clear Silver
  Yellow Gold Tan Bronze
  Green Forest Green    

Exotic

UV Light Color Changing Light Cherry Wood Stainless Steel Conductive
  Allow 910 (Nylon)  Ninjaflex - Sapphire Ninjaflex - Fire Red  

Current Colors - 1.75mm

PLA

Translucent Blue Natural Leaf Green Pink

 

       

ABS*

Translucent True Black True Red Natural

 

       

Exotic

Flexible(White) Dissolvable Flexible-Fire Red Blue Glow 
  Glow in the Dark - PLA Glow in the Dark - ABS* CopperFill  

*Currently not printing in ABS filament.