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AMPrint Center

AMPrint Center Facilities


The AMPrint Center's main home is a 3,200 square foot laboratory space on top of the campus' Institute Hall Building.

Direct-Write Processes (Ink-jet and pen dispense)

Drying and Curing Processes

Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing Capabilities

Plastic (polymer) Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing Capabilities

Other (composite, binder-jet, multiple material, etc.)

Characterization equipment (microscopy, profilometry, rheology, tensiometry, etc.)

Miscellaneous equipment

Direct-Write Processes (Ink-jet and pen dispense)

Sensor Films Starlight
High speed, large format, multimaterial inkjet deposition system
IDS Nanojet
Aerosol deposition system
Optomec Aerosol Jet 300
configured with dual pneumatic atomizers for functionally graded deposition of viscous inks up to 1000 cP.
nScrypt 3Dn
microdispensing system configured with dual smart pumps, the nFD thermoplastic extruder, and a 3-material micromixing head for functionally graded compositions.
Meyer Burger Pixdro IP410
Inkjet Material Deposition System configured with Xerox M-Series print head
Roland VersaUV LEF-12 Printer
UV curable ink printer
JetXpert
JetXpert drop watcher
StarT ink and substrate development platform
Ink and substrate development platform

Drying and Curing Processes

Novacentrix PulseForge 3300
high power pulsed photonic curing/sintering system capable of processing printed metal and even ceramic inks on low temperature polymer or paper substrate materials.
MTI KSL-1600X
high temperature sintering furnace.
Across International
vacuum drying oven

Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing Capabilities

Vader Systems MK1
MagnetoJet prints liquid aluminum alloy droplets
Hybrid Manufacturing Technology
a 5-axis Hardinge CNC machine tool equipped with a laser cladding head that fits in the CNC machine's tool changer. Dual powder feeders and an IPG QCW laser allow this machine to alternately deposit and then finish machine metal materials, including functionally graded compositions.
MarkForged MetalX
FDM Metal printer
ExOne M-Lab
binder jet 3D printer that produces metal or ceramic parts.

Plastic (polymer) Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing Capabilities

Titan Robotics Cronus
Large format multi gantry filament extrusion printer with 5 heads that can operate simultaneously, and one head that can extrude pellets
Stratasys Connex J750
capable of printing full color components in thousands of composite digital material combinations.
Stratasys Fortus 450mc
Licensed to run all available materials including Ultem, Nylon 12, Polycarbonate, and ABS.
Stratasys Connex J750
capable of printing full color components in thousands of composite digital material combinations.
EOS P380
Selective Laser Sintering machine for plastics.
FormLabs Form 2
stereolithography machine.
AutoDesk Ember
stereolithography machine.
Full Spectrum Laser Pegasus Touch
stereolithography machine.
Stratasys Dimension Elite
Fused Deposition Modeling with ABS plastic.
MakerBots
dozens of MakerBot and similar RepRap 3D printers available for students to use in "Evil Mad Scientist" mode.
Prusa I3 MK3S
Filament extrusion printer

Other (composite, binder-jet, multiple material, etc.)

Intamsys Funmat HT
High temperature printer capable of printing high temperature materials and composites.
MarkForged Mark One 3D
capable of producing composite parts with continuously reinforced carbon, fiberglass, or Kevlar fiber.
ExOne M-Lab
binder jet 3D printer that produces metal or ceramic parts.
ZCorp Spectrum Z-510
full color binder jet 3D printer.
Hyrel
desktop 3D printer that supports up to four different deposition tools, including tools for filament extrusion, conductive ink dispensing for embedded electronics, UV photopolymer dispensing, etc.

Characterization equipment (microscopy, profilometry, rheology, tensiometry, etc.)

JEOL IT100LA
Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS and low vacuum capabilities
Nanovea ST400
Optical Profilometer with AFM
Jandel RM3000+
4 Probe conductivity meter with probe station
RheoSense uVisc viscometer/rheometer
Small volume (400 uL) viscometer/rheometer with temperature control (18-50 C)
RameHart 260
Contact Angle Goniometer/Tensiometer
Hirox KH 7700
digital microscope with motorized Z-stage.
SurfX Atomflo 400
Atmospheric Plasma Unit

Miscellaneous equipment

Full range of wet chemistry facilities for nanoparticle synthesis and ink formulation.
SurfX Atomflo 400
Atmospheric Plasma Unit