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3D Printing at MHC

MHC offers access to effective and efficient 3D printing, modelling, and scanning services for the creation of new products and the improvement of existing ones. Design and engineering support services are available to help students, staff, businesses, and community members access the advantages of 3D printing.

 

The Stratasys Fortus 400mc 3D printer uses Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology which incorporates production-grade thermoplastics to produce tough, durable parts that are accurate, repeatable, and stable over time. Our scanning equipment can be used for a variety of applications such as reverse engineering of existing parts, creation of models to archive unique parts, or providing models for mold making.

 

MATERIALS

Use the 3D capabilities at MHC to print your concept models, prototypes, tools, and end-use parts in materials including:
  • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
    Suitable for jigs, fixtures, manufacturing tooling, end-use parts. Available in five colours including white, black, gray, blue, and red.
  • PC (polycarbonate)
    A high tensile and textural strength ideal for prototyping, tooling, and patterns for metal bending and composite work
  • ULTEM (polyetherimide)
    A strong thermal and chemical resistant material for direct digital manufacturing of end use parts.
  • Nylon
    A high impact resistant and flexible plastic for use where fatigue resistance and repetitive snap fits are needed.

 

DIMENSIONS

We can print items up to 16 inches long x 14 inches wide x 16 inches in height.

 

 

COST

Your cost is determined based on the need for design support, cost of materials, time to print parts, and overhead. A quote is provided before every job.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Contact the MHC Fabrication Technician to discuss your requirements.
  • If you have a .stl file ready to go, please complete and email the student or customer form.

This equipment is available thanks to the generous support of:

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

APEX

Cimetrix