Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a way of making products and components from a digital model, and is being applied in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, and materials manufacturing. It promises to become an important addition to the emergence of the new manufacturing base typically referred to as Innovative Manufacturing. Key benefits of additive manufacturing include shorter lead times, mass customization, reduced parts count, more complex shapes, parts on demand, less material waste, and lower life-cycle energy use.
The 3D Printing Lab at CSU includes the following equipment:
- A Stratasys Fortus 250mc polymer 3D printer using the fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology.
- Six Stratasys uPrint SE Plus polymer 3D printers using the FDM technology.
- A Stratasys Objet350 Connex3 3D polymer printer using the PolyJet printing technology.
- An ExOne Innovent material 3D printer
If you are interested in using the facility, please contact the manager of the lab, Dr. Tushar Borkar, at firstname.lastname@example.org