Equipment

3D Printer – Makerbot Replicator 2X


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Made possible through a generous donation from the Laura B. Frick Charitable Trust – PNC Bank, Trustee, this printer primarily supports ABS plastic.  However, it has a heated bed and allows bed and extruders heat settings, allowing for various and exotic filament to be experimented with.  The printer allow has dual extruders, allowing for multiple filament colors or the use of dissolvable filament.

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3D Printer – Makerbot Replicator (5th generation)


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Made possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, this is the latest generation of 3D printers from Makerbot.  It supports PLA plastic.  While not as flexible as ABS plastic, PLA is easier to use and allows for complicated prints.  It is easier to use than the Replicator 2X as it supports assisted bed leveling, network printing, and has an onboard camera to remotely view print progress.

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3D Printer – Lulzbot Taz 5


Made possible through a generous donation from the Carl E. Congdon, Jr. and Susanna Congdon McIntyre Memorial Fund,
a component of the Wayne County Community Foundation, this is the latest generation of 3D printers from Aleph Objects, Inc.  It supports a wide variety of plastic filament, including HIPS, ABS, PLA, metallic, magnetic, conductive, nylon, t-glase, wood infused, stone infused, and even rubber!  The 3D Lab is thankful to have two of these large-format 3D printers.

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3D Printer – Up! Plus 2


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Made possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, this printer primarily supports ABS plastic.  While its purpose is for offsite demonstrations, training, and workshops, it is available for daily use at Wayne College.  Its open design and unique software allow for additional print settings and quality.  It supports automated bed leveling and nozzle height adjustment.

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3D Printer – Form 1+


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Made possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, this printer uses liquid resin and lasers to create exceptionally detailed objects, up to four times finer than our other 3D printers.  It also prints optically clear objects and rubber objects.

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Vinyl Cutter – Roland GX-24


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Shared through a generous agreement with the Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, this tool cuts lines, shapes, and text into adhesive vinyl for decals, graphics, and logos.  Designs are made with 2D software such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Microsoft Office.

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3D Scanner – Next Engine 3D Scanner HD


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Shared through a generous agreement with the Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, this tool allows for high resolution scans of 3D objects.  Scans can be immediately printed with our 3D printer, reshaped with MeshMixer, or used as a template for designing a matching object in CAD.  The object’s surface appearance is retained by mapping its image on the resultant 3D object.

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Laser Engraver – Epilog Helix 24 60-watt


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Made possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, this device can engrave onto wood, painted metal, glass, leather, and certain plastics/acryllic.  The 60-watt laser also cuts through these materials to create intricate patterns.

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Poster Printer- HP DesignJet Z6200 


Made possible through a generous donation from SmithFoods, this printer has the ability of printing high quality images on large rolls of paper, vinyl, and other materials, up to 42 inches in width. Printing at speeds of 1,500 square feet per hour, this printer is also an effective machine for quickly producing banners, large posters, schematics, floor plans, and promotional materials.

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Dye-sublimation Printer- Ricoh Aficio GX e7700N


Made possible through a generous donation from The Aldrich Family, this printer can print with a high viscosity gel ink that when put against a cotton surface with applied heat, transfers the printed image onto the cotton surface. This can be used to create full-color custom mouse pads, t-shirts, etc.

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Photo Printer- Epson Stylus Pro 4880


Made possible through a generous donation from William Miller and Neil Sapienza, this printer has the ability of printing high quality photos and images onto high-quality glossy and matter paper sheets up 17″ wide and rolls of paper of any length.  It uses eight ink cartridges to create near-perfect color reproduction.

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CNC Mill – Roland MDX-40A


Made possible through a generous donation from the Wayne County Community Foundation, this CNC mill carves shapes into flat or cylindrical material, such as wood, ABS, delrin, nylon, acrylic, chemical wood, and tooling board.  This machine replaces drill presses, turning machines, and conventional milling machines. A distinct is its ability to cut or engrave complex shapes.

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Tool – Dremel


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Made possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, this tool is used to shape, grind, and polish parts printed with the 3D printers.  It offers a variety of shaping bit, but most importantly a “pencil” attachment that allows lightweight use without needing to hold the main unit.

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Belt Sander- Central Machinery 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander


With all the projects continuously being made in the lab, sanding is often a done, but rather slowly with simple sheets of sandpaper. With this machine, sanding can be done much more efficiently, with a long sandpaper belt for large objects, and a smaller rotational sander with angle alignment on the side.

 

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Drill Press- WEN 4208 8-Inch 5-Speed Drill Press


Often 3D-Printed objects have smaller tolerances than what was drawn up in the CAD program, so this machine is especially helpful when holes are printed too small and need to be widened. It has 5 different drilling speeds, so drilling can be slowed down or sped up depending on the material.

 

 

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Hardware – FilaStruder


3D printers use “ink” that consists of spools of plastic filament.  Pre-made spools can be costly at $35-$50 per spool.  With a filament extruder, Wayne College can make its own filament using inexpensive plastic pellets at a tenth the cost of pre-made spools.  The extruder can also recycle plastic objects from failed print jobs instead of plastic going into landfills.

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Hardware – Filabot Reclaimer


Consumer-level 3D printing is still an experimental technology.  As such, many print jobs results in failed prints and unsuable plastic.  The Reclaimer grinds failed prints into pieces that can be melted down and turned into usable filament again.  The grinder is a hand-driven device with grinding wheels specifically designed for ABS and PLA plastic.

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Hardware – Heatpress


heat pressUsing thermal vinyl cut with the vinyl cutter, these designs can be pressed onto fabric (such as t-shirts) for professional heat-transfer.

 

 

 

 

Software – SolidWorks


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Considered one of the best 3D CAD design packages in its class, SolidWorks simplifies complex part design and assemblies.

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Software – Creo


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An exceptional CAD design program for professionals, Creo is the staple software used for the engineering classes offered at Wayne College.

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Software – AutoCAD


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Longstanding in the engineering community as the father of computer aided design software, AutoCAD is strong design package with powerful features.

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Software – AutoDesk MeshMixer


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This program can be used to modify STL files intended for 3D printing.  With MeshMixer, one can reshape, sculpt, combine, and resize these files before sending to the printer.

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Software – Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop)


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Industry standard, powerful design and illustration software.  This software is available in our 3D Lab in A-121 and Mac Lab in room A-224.  Illustrator excels in 2D vector art, InDesign is used for publications and brochures, and PhotoShop is a graphical art and paint program.  All of these are 2D programs, while PhotoShop has features specific to 3D printing.

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Software – CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7


coreldrawMade possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, CorelDraw a vector graphics editor which bundles CorelDraw with bitmap-image editor Corel Photo-Paint as well as other graphics-related programs.  Corel Draw is designed to edit two-dimensional images like logos and posters and is especially useful for laser engraving.

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