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In our FabLab we currently have the following 3D printers:

  • Prusa I3 MK3S printers
  • Ultimaker S3
  • Objet30 Prime of Stratasys
  • Prusa SL1 printer
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CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

For 3D prints you send the files to fablableuven@kuleuven.be. We'll then have a look at the files (and perhaps ask you some extra questions) and will only send you an e-mail once your print is ready. In most cases this is within one week. You always wear a face mask (face mask is obliged in FabLab).

In order to use the 3D printer, you'll need a drawing in 3 dimensions. You can create this in several 3D drawing programs (CAD programs). When your drawing is finished, you'll need to export it to an .stl file (in millimeter !)

Prices of the materials you'll find under info >> price list.

Prusa I3 MK3S printer (more info)

The MK3S is a "single extruder FDM or FFF printer". It means that both the model as the support are of the same material. Afterwards you'll need to remove this support yourself. On the MK3S we mainly print in PLA (white or black), but also in PETG (orange). Pay attention: it's a bit more difficult to remove the support of PETG.

For prints on the Prusa MK3S you can already import your file at Prusa Slicer and position the object in the correct way and then save the .stl file. In order to print on the MK3S, you inform us on the following together with your .stl files in mm:

  • Printing material: PLA (standard) or PETG
  • Printing colour: PLA (black or white) / PETG = orange
  • Number of prints: …

It's recommended to make your .stl files as fine as possible (we recommend to put the tolerance of your own CAD program to .stl at 0.05mm).

Ultimaker 3S printer (more info)

What makes the Ultimaker so special, is that this 3D printer uses support which is soluble in water. The price is slightly higher than our Prusa MK3S printer.

In order to print on the Ultimaker you mail us the following together with your .stl files in mm:

  • Print material: tough PLA (colour = black)
  • Number of prints: …

It's recommended to make your .stl files as fine as possible (we recommend to put the tolerance of your own CAD program to .stl at 0.05mm).

Objet30 Prime of Stratasys (more info)

The Objet30 Prime is a “polyjet printer”. It has 2 print heads and will -through a kind of inkjet system- deposit your model and support and this will then be hardened by UV light. This printer has a high resolution and therefore the finishing-touch and measurement exactness are very good. On this printer we print a kind of acrylic resin: VERO white PLUS RGD 835. The support on this printer can be removed with water under high pressure. In order to do this we have a pressure washer cabin at FabLab. After a short explanation you can come here and remove the support yourself.

PAY ATTENTION: printing on the Objet is not cheap and there is a fixed start-up cosr of 20g.

In order to print on the OBJET30 Prime you mail us your .stl files in mm including the number of prints you need.

It's recommended to make your .stl files as fine as possible (we recommend to put the tolerance of your own CAD program to .stl at 0.01mm).

Prusa SL1 printer (more info)

The Prusa SL1 is a MONO LCD MSLA printer. We prints in 3DM ABS resin (transparent orange). The material is no ABS but a kind of acrylic resin. This printer prints both support as the model in the same resin. The support can be removed (by scissors / tweezers) after the print has finished. It's a  high resolution printer, but only to be used for smaller parts.

In order to print on the SL1 you mail us your .stl files in mm including the number of prints you need.

It's recommended to make your .stl files as fine as possible (we recommend to put the tolerance of your own CAD program to .stl at 0.01mm).

PAY ATTENTION: minimum cost price is 5€. So, also for a piece of only 3 grams you'll pay 5,00 EUR.

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