New 3D Printing

3D Printing

The UTSA Makerspace 3D Printing Laboratory creates new possibilities for rapid prototyping and manufacturing with the latest and greatest printing technologies.

Our Makerspace provides many opportunities for active learning and creative thinking in the next generation of students. UTSA members can print with us while learning about the process, as well as interact with experienced and passionate staff members. In the future, workshops offering training on the mechanics and operating procedures of 3D printers will be available for interested students and faculty.

Please stop by the Makerspace or keep exploring our website for more information on printers, services, and materials!

formlabs

FormLABs use resin media for prints. Resin 3D printing consists of an epoxy or acrylic and methacrylic monomer solution. Resin generates stronger, higher resolution prints compared to plastic filaments, but can be more expensive and requires post-processes such as washing and curing the resins.
TechnologyStereolithography
Build Volume145 × 145 × 185 (mm)
  
  
  
  • Resin
    • V4 Standard Resin
    • V2
    • Durable Resin
    • V1 Tough 2000 Resin
    • V1 Pro Resin
    • V2 Flexible Resin
    • V1 Rigid Resin
    • V2 High Temperature Resin
    • 80A Flexible Resin

LulzBot

The Makerspace offers two Lulzbot Printers: Lulzbot Mini Printers and Lulzbot TAS Printers
TechnologyFused Filament Fabrication
Build Volume160mm x 160mm x 180mm
Extrusion Diameter0.50 mm
  
  • PLA

 

Compatible Brands for LulzBot:

https://shop.lulzbot.com/filament

Raise3D

Our Raise3D printers have the capability of printing both Single Extrusion Prints and Dual Extrusion Prints. In other words, students can print multiple colors with each layer.
TechnologyFused Filament Fabrication
Build Volume160mm x 160mm x 180mm
Maximum Travel Speed150mm/s
Filament Diameter1.75mm
  

Markforged

Continuous fiber 3D printing allows printers to have the strength of these fibers with the weight from the plastic similar to steel reinforced concrete. The filament is a composite of continuous fibers and plastic. During extension, only the plastic melts from the composite and forms a shape. Continuous Fibers 3D prints are lighter than metals, stronger and stiffer than plastics, have great resistance to corrosion, but are expensive and abrasive on the printer nozzle.
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Kevlar
  • Fiberglass