3D Printers

The Construct’s print lab currently has two models of 3D printer available for student use: the FlashForge Creator Pro, and the Prusa i3 MK2.


FlashForge Creator Pro

The Flashforge Creator Pro is a general purpose FDM 3D printer. The Construct currently has 8 available for use, printing in PLA plastic. See below for specifications. Here’s a guide on how to use this printer.

FlashForge Creator Pro Specs:

  • Build Volume: 227 L x 148 W x 150 H mm (8.9 x 5.8 x 5.9 in)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.1 – 0.3 mm
  • X/Y Resolution: 0.011 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm

Prusa i3 MK2

The Prusa i3 is an open-source fused deposition modeling 3D printer, manufactured by Czech company Prusa Research. The Construct currently has 6 available for use, printing in PLA plastic. A lab manager will need to approve your print in order for you to be able to use one of these printers. See below for specifications. Here’s a guide on how to use this printer.

Prusa i3 MK2 Specs:

  • Build Volume: 250 L x 210 W x 200 H mm (9.8 x 8.3 x 8.0 in)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05 – 0.3 mm
  • X/Y Resolution: 0.01 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm

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