PROTOTYPE!


SOFTWARE

Generally, we've found that it's easiest for new 3d modelers interested in fabrication to begin in Tinkercad but for those a little more experienced, we have 123D Design and Simplify3D available on some lab computers. Rhino and Solidworks are available for use in the dfab lab in the station building.

 

printers

Newmatter Mod-T

Build Envelope : 6 X 4 X 5" 

Compatible Materials : PLA

Filament Diameter: 1.75mm

Layer Thickness : .1mm

 

Jimmi

Build Envelope : 6 X 4 X 5" 

Compatible Materials : PLA

Filament Diameter: 1.75mm

Layer Thickness : .1mm

 

ROBO r1

Build Envelope : 10 X 9 X 8" 

Compatible Materials : ABS, PLA  + more!

Filament Diameter : 1.75mm

Layer Thickness : .1mm

Heated Bed Surface

 

mAKERBOT rEPLICATOR

Build Envelope: 12 X 18 X 15"

Compatible Materials: ABS, PLA  

Filament Diameter : 1.75mm

Layer Thickness : .2 mm

Dual Extrusion Available

 

 

quick notes:

  • Make sure you export all your files .stl!
  • If you want to print in other materials, you must provide your own filament and consult with one of our staff members.
  • *we will not print 3D files generated in SketchUp

 

 

 
 ROBO R1  BUILD ENVELOPE : 10 X 9 X 8"   COMPATIBLE MATERIALS : ABS, PLA  + MORE !  FILAMENT DIAMETER : 1.75 MM  LAYER THICKNESS : .1 MM  HEATED BED SURFACE
 

CUT + PLOT + CARVE!


Cutting SOFTWARE

Silhouette studio is available on the computers in the room. The software is also free to download from their site.

 

Cutters

SILHOUETTE CAMEO

Maximum Cutting Width: 12"

Cutting Mat Area: 12 x 12"

Compatible File Types: .dxf, .png, .jpg 

 

With these machines you can cut vinyl, paper or fabric (with interfacing) or draw (plot) on paper with sketch pens!

 

Carving Software

Easel

Easel is Inventables' in-house software used to communicate directly with the Carvey. Your design can be made directly in here or an .svg can be imported from Illustrator.

Carvers

Carvey

quick notes:

  • Export your illustrator files as autocad interchangeable files (.dxf)! 
  • We provide limited amounts of black and/or white vinyl  for projects but you are responsible for providing your own additional materials.

 

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT!


printers & Scanners

 

EPSON GT-15000 FLATBED SCANNER

Scanning Area : 11.7 x 17"

 

Epson Perction v500 photo

Scanning Area: 8.5 x 11"

 

Epson es 500w batch scanner

Scanning Area: 8.5 x 11"

 

COPY STANDS (2)

These stands have a mount for DSLR cameras, which you can check out through av services in the tech center. You can use these setups for either documentation or you can connect the camera to Dragonframe software on the computers to create stop motion animations!

 

PORT-A-TRACE LIGHT BOXES (5)

Lit surface : 12 x 18"

 

BROTHER LASER JET PRINTER 

Maximum paper size : 8.5 x 11"

 

CANON INKJET PRINTER 

Maximum paper size : A3+ (13 x 19")

(Currently not available)

 

 

 

Quick notes:

  • We provide limited and standard paper, ink, or toner for test and experimental printing purposes only. You may bring your own paper up to 100lbs cut to size.
  • MCS is not equipped to handle full service printing needs. If you have a large scale project or printing need, please visit the digital print lab.

 

 

+ MORE!

(coming soon)

 

we are working hard to provide as much information about our equipment as possible.  

we appreciate your patience while we complete this process!  

if you have any questions about what is possible in the MCS Lab, please contact our lab manager 

 

MORE GREAT tools include (but are not limited to) : 

SINGER SEWING MACHINES (2), BUTTON MAKERS (3), WACOM TABLETS(4),  SOLDERING IRON, LAMINATOR...!