3D Printer – Makerbot Replicator 2X (currently being repaired)
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.
3D Printer – Makerbot Replicator (5th generation)
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.
3D Printer – Lulzbot Taz 5 (2 printers)
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 a printer 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!
3D Printer – Lulzbot Taz 6
Made possible through a generous donation from the College of Wooster, this is the latest generation of 3D printers from Aleph Objects, Inc. Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot TAZ 6 features innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven 3D printing technology and one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work.
3D Printer – Up! Plus 2
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.
3D Printer – Prusa i3 MK3 (2)
This high-detail printer supports a wide variety of filaments, not just plastic. It also provides up to five-color printing and water soluble supports. Its open design and unique software allow for additional print settings and quality. It supports automated bed leveling and nozzle height adjustment.
3D Printer – Form 1+
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.
3D Printer – da Vinci Color mini
Made possible through a generous donation from the Romich Foundation, this printer uses CMY (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) ink droplets to be absorbed by special color-absorbing filament to create millions of colors for your 3D models.
3D Pen – da Vinci 3D Pen
The da Vinci 3D Pen is a perfect tool for aspiring engineers and tinkerers alike. This small and portable 3D pen extrudes biocompostable PLA plastic letting you draw in 3D, or repair and join existing PLA 3D prints.
Vinyl Cutter – Roland GX-24
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.
3D Scanner – Next Engine 3D Scanner HD
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.
Laser Engraver – Epilog Helix 24 60-watt
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.
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.
Dye-sublimation Printer- Epson Workforce WF-7720
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.
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.
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.
Tool – Dremel
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.
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.
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.
3D Printer Filament Extruder – 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.
3D Printer Filament Grinder – 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.
Heat Press – Stahls Hotronix Fusion IQ
Using thermal vinyl cut with the vinyl cutter, these designs can be pressed onto fabric (such as t-shirts) for professional heat-transfer. Also suitable for heat-pressing full-color dye sublimation prints. Functioning as either a swinger or draw press, the 16″ x 20″ Fusion IQ offers a heat-free workspace, touch screen settings, and live digital time, temperature, and pressure readouts. Plus, you can position a garment once, rotate, and decorate any area.
Heat Press – Mug Press MP1
The mug press is a mug-shaped version of a heat press designed to perfectly wrap around the outside of a coffee mug and heat ink sheets and designs printed by the dye sublimation printer.
Software and Hardware – Arduino
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.
Software – Audacity
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages. … Record live audio. Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
Software – AutoCAD
Longstanding in the engineering community as the father of computer aided design software, AutoCAD is strong design package with powerful features.
Software – Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop)
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.
Software – CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Made 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.
Software – Fusion 360
Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development. Fusion 360 enables exploration and iteration on product ideas and collaboration within distributed product development team. Fusion 360 combines organic shapes modelling, mechanical design and manufacturing in one comprehensive package.
Software – netfabb Basic
Netfabb Basic is free software for 3D Printing and the STL file format. Numerous tools allow all steps of the fabrication process: editing, repairing, positioning, slicing and exporting triangulated CAD data. For professional use, the author offers commercial support and additional modules.
Considered one of the best 3D CAD design packages in its class, SolidWorks simplifies complex part design and assemblies.
Software – Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Live Movie Maker allows users to build movies from photos, videos and animations, providing built-in sounds and effects like typical movie-making software.