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The U3DP will be able to support students’ learning and teaching activities as well as accommodating the needs of researchers and academic staff. It has a full range of:

  • Facility and equipment from elementary grade to industrial grade.
  • Materials including commonly used (e.g. plastic) and special type (e.g. biocompatible resin, silver ink, graphene).
  • Technologies from 3D scanning, CAD modelling to 3D printing.
  • Production including multi-material and multi-colour printing.

Located next to PolyU IC, the U3DP is also conveniently supported by IC’s technical workshops in various pre/post-process technologies as well as its expertise with 20 years+ solid research support, development and application experience in 3DP.

3D Printers:

Metal Plastic Resin Ceramic Others

 

3D Scanners:

Desktop Handheld Precision

 

Raw Material Processing Machines:

Metal Plastic

 

Post-Processing Equipment:

Metal Ceramic Printed Electronics 
  •  Photonic Sintering (for Aerosol Jet AJ300 printed parts)
Resin FDM PolyJet
  • Washing
  • Curing
  • Support removal
  • Support removal

 

Quality Inspection Equipment:

Powder Analyzers

 

Metal 3D Printers - Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

280-1

SLM 280HL Dual Laser System

Technology Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
Laser Power 400W (laser 1) + 1000W (laser 2)
*choose either laser 1 or laser 2 for printing
Building Platform

Large platform (200degC max.): 280 mm x 280 mm x 350 mm

Reduction platform (100degC max.): 100mm x 100mm x 160mm

High temperature platform (650 degC max.): dia 90mm x 90mm

Layer Thickness 20 - 75 µm
Min. scan line / wall thickness 150µm / 1mm
Operational beam focus 80 - 120µm
Material Ti alloy, Al alloy, Stainless Steel, CoCr Alloy, Inconel, etc.
Application Aviation, Medical Implant, High-strength Lightweight Lattice Structure Components
Website
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SLM 280HL Twin Laser System

Technology Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
Laser Power

400W & 400W

* each lasers works for half of the platform simultaneously

Building Platform 280mm x 280mm x 350mm
Layer Thickness 20-75 µm
Min. scan line / wall thickness
150µm / 1mm
Operational beam focus
80 - 120µm
Material Ti alloy, Al alloy, Stainless Steel, CoCr Alloy, Inconel, etc.
Application Aviation, Medical Implant, High-strength Lightweight Lattice Structure Components
Website
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SLM 125HL Single Laser System

Technology Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
Laser Power 400W
Building Platform 125 mm x 125 mm x 75 mm
Layer Thickness 20 - 75 µm
Min. scan line / wall thickness
140 - 160 µm
Operational beam focus
 60 / 70 - 90 µm
Material Ti Alloy, Al Alloy, SS316, CoCr Alloy, Inconel, etc.
Application Aviation, Medical Implant, High-strength Lightweight Lattice Structure Components
 Website

Metal 3D Printers - Binder Jetting

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Desktop Metal P-1

Technology Binder Jetting
Building Platform 200mm x 100mm x 40mm
Layer thickness 30 μm - 200 μm (green)
Resolution  Native 1,200 dpi
Material 17-4PH
Application Aviation, Medical Implant, High-strength Lightweight Lattice Structure Components
Website

Metal 3D Printers - Bound Metal Deposition (BMD)

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Desktop Metal Studio

Technology Bound Metal Deposition
Building Platform 300mm x 200mm x 200 mm
Layer thickness
  • 50-150 μm, high resolution printhead
  • 150-300 μm, standard resolution printhead
Resolution 50 microns, 100-220 microns
Material

Build media: Bound metal rods (metal powder + polymer binder) 17-4PH, 316L

Interface media: Bound ceramic rods

Application Aviation, Medical Implant, High-strength Lightweight Lattice Structure Components
Website

Plastic 3D Printers - Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

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Stratasys Fortus 900MC

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform 914 mm x 609 mm x 914 mm
Layer Thickness 0.125 mm – 0.33 mm
No. of extruder 2 (1 for model, 1 for support)
Material
  • Biocompatible Material: ABS M30i, PC ISO
  • High Performance Thermoplastic: UTLEM, PPSF
  • Compatible with Soluble Support
Application 3DP Fixture, Composite Mould Tooling, Production Parts
Website
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Stratasys Fortus 450MC

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform 406 mm x 355 mm x 406 mm
Layer Thickness 0.125 - 0.330 mm
No. of extruder 2 (1 for model, 1 for support)
Material
  • Biocompatible Material: ABS M30i, PC ISO
  • High Performance Thermoplastic: UTLEM1010, FDM Nylon 12
  • Compatible with Soluble Support
Application Industrial Design, 3DP Injection Mould, End Use Parts
Website https://www.stratasys.com/en/3d-printers/printer-catalog/fdm-printers/fortus-450mc/
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Stratasys Fortus 400MC

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform 355mm x 254mm x 254mm (14 x 10 x 10 in)
Layer Thickness 0.127-0.330mm (0.005-0.013 in)
No. of extruder 2 (1 for model, 1 for support)
Material
  • ABS, PC, PPSF, ULTEM
Application Industrial Design, 3DP Injection Mould, End Use Parts
Website https://support.stratasys.com/en/printers/fdm-legacy/fortus-360mc-400mc
F120

Stratasys F120

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform 254 mm x 254 mm x 254 mm (10 x 10 x 10 in)
Layer Thickness 0.178 - 0.330mm (0.007 - 0.013in)
No. of extruders 2 (1 for model, 1 for support)
Material

ABS-M30, ASA

Application Industrial design
Website
F170

Stratasys F170

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform 254 mm x 254 mm x 254 mm (10 x 10 x 10 in)
Layer Thickness 0.178 - 0.254mm (0.007 - 0.01in)
No. of extruders 2 (1 for model, 1 for support)
Material

TPU 92A-Black

Application Industrial design
Website
CreatBot_D600

CreatBot D600

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform Single Extrusion: 600mm x 600mm x 600mm
Dual Extrusion: 540mm x 600mm x 600mm
Layer Thickness 0.05 mm
No. of extruder 2 (1 for high temperature, 1 for low temperature)
Material PLA, ABS, Carbon Fiber, Wood, Nylon, PC, PETG, HIPS, PP, Flexible, TPU, PVA, etc.
Applications Industrial Design, 3DP Injection Mould, End Use Parts
Website https://www.creatbot.com/en/creatbot-d600.html
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Ultimaker S5

Technology Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
Building Platform 330mm x 240mm x 330mm
Layer Thickness 0.1 - 0.2 mm
No. of extruder 2
Materials

PLA, Tough PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA, Breakaway

Application Industrial Design, End Use Parts
Website

MakerBot Replicator

MakerBot Replicator +

Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Building Platform 295 mm x 195 mm x 165mm
Layer Thickness 0.1 mm
No. of extruder 1
Material PLA Filament
Application Design Realization
Website https://www.makerbot.com/3d-printers/replicator/

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MakerBot Method

Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Building Platform 190mm x 190mm x 196mm (single material)
152mm x 190mm x 196mm (dual material)
Layer Thickness 0.02 – 0.4mm
Chamber temperature 65degC
No. of extruder 2 (one for model, one for support)
Materials

Model Materials

  • PLA, Tough, Nylon, PETG

Support material

  • PVA
Application Design Realization
Website

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MakerBot MethodX

Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Building Platform 190mm x 190mm x 196mm (single material)
152mm x 190mm x 196mm (dual material)
Layer Thickness 0.02 – 0.4mm
Chamber temperature 110degC
No. of extruder 2 (one for model, one for support)
Materials

Model Materials

  • ABS-R, ABS, ASA, PC-ABS, PC-ABS FR

Support material

  • SR-30
Application Design Realization
Website

Plastic 3D Printers - Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) + CFR

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Markforged Mark Two

Technology

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) + 

Continuous Fiber Reinforcement (CFR)

Building Platform 320mm x 132mm x 154mm
Layer Thickness 0.1 - 0.2 mm
No. of extruder

1 (for model) + 1 fiber laminating head

Material

Plastic

  • Onyx, Nylon White

Fiber

  • Carbon fiber, Fiber glass, Kevlar, HSHT Fiber glass
Application Industrial Design, 3DP Injection Mould, End Use Parts
Website

Plastic 3D Printers - Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

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Sinterit Lisa Pro 

Technology Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Building Platform 150 mm x 200 mm x 260 mm
Layer Thickness 75 - 175 µm
Material PA12, PA11, TPU, TPE & PP Powder
Application Engineering Application, Design Realization
Website https://sinterit.com/3dprinters/lisa-pro/

Resin 3D Printers - PolyJet

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Stratasys J850 3DFashion

Technology PolyJet
Building Platform

3DFashion Mode: 460mm x 360mm x 100mm

PRIME Mode: 460mm x 360mm x 200mm

Layer Thickness 14 / 27 µm
Material
  • up to 7 base resins
  • Digital Material Over 500,000 Colours
  • PANTONE validated
  • Rubber-like Materials in a variety of Shore A values
  • Transparent VeroClear & VerUltraClear
  • VeroUltra White / Black
  • Soluble Support
Applications Fashion 3DP, Composite Mould Tooling, Production Parts, Digital Anatomy
Website brochure_Stratasys_J850_3DFashion
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Stratasys J750

Technology PolyJet
Building Platform 490 mm x 390 mm x 200 mm
Layer Thickness 14 / 27 µm
Material
  • Digital Material Over 360,000 Colours
  • Digital Anatomy (upgraded)
  • Rubber-like Materials
  • Transparent VerClear Material
  • Soluble Support
Application 3DP Fixture, Composite Mould Tooling, Production Parts, Digital Anatomy
Website  Stratasys J750 brochure

Resin 3D Printers - Direct Light Processing (DLP)

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EnvisionTEC Perfactory 4

Technology Direct Light Processing (DLP)
Building Platform 160 mm x 100 mm x 230 mm
Layer Thickness 25 - 100 µm
Material
  • ABStuff, ABSflex Flexible Resin,
  • High Temperature Resin (140 DegC),
  • Casting Wax, Hearing Aid Material
Application Jewelry, Dental, Hearing Aid Application, etc.
Website  Envisiontec P4 standard brochure
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3DSystems Figure 4

Technology Digital Light Processing (DLP)
Building Platform 124.8mm x 70.2mm x 196mm
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
Material Rigid and durable materials with thermoplastic-like behaviors, rubber-like, castable, heat resistant, and biocompatible capable materials.
Application Functional prototyping, direct production of end-use parts, molding and casting
Website

https://www.3dsystems.com/3d-printers/figure-4-standalone

3D systems figure4 brochure


Form3

Formlabs Form 3+

Technology Low Force Stereolithography (LFS)
Building Platform 145mm x 145 mm x 185 mm
Layer Thickness 25-300µm
Material

Standard Resins, Dental Resins, Medical Resins,

Specialty Resins

Application Engineering Application, Design Realization
Website https://formlabs.com/3d-printers/form-3/

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REVO Type E (Under repair)

Technology

Digital Photonic Manufacturing (DPM)

Building Platform 192 mm x 120 mm x 350 mm
Layer Thickness 50 µm
Material Resins
Application Engineering Application, Design Realization
Website https://read01.com/zh-hk/7RkoGA7.html#.Yoc4OahByUk

Ceramic 3D Printer - Direct Light Processing (DLP)

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Admatec Admaflex 130

Technology DLP
Building Platform

96 mm x 54 mm x 110 mm

 Full HD light engine  1920px (96mm) x 1080px (54mm) @ 50um
Layer Thickness 15 -100 um
Material Alumina (Al2O3), Zirconia (ZrO2), Silica (SiO2)
Application Ceramic printing
Website

https://admateceurope.com/admaflex130

brochure Admaflex 130


Printed Electronics 3D Printer - Aerosol Jetting

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Optomec AJ300 

Technology Aerosol Jet Printing
Building Platform 300 mm x 300 mm x 50 mm
Size of Nozzle Head 100 - 300 µm
Layer Thickness 100 nm - 2 µm
Material Silver Ink
Application Embedded Passives, Printed Sensors, etc.
Website https://www.optomec.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/AJ-300-Systems-Web0417.pdf

Bioprinting 3D Printer - Bioprinting

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EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter (Under repair)

Technology Bioprinting
Building Platform 150 mm x 150 mm x 140 mm
Available of Print Head
  • Low-Temp 0°- 70°C
  • High-Temp 30°- 250°C
  • UV Curing Head (365 nm)
Layer Thickness 0.08 - 0.32 mm
Material Biomaterial: Hydroxyapatite, PLLA, PLGA, PCL, etc.
Application Bio-fabrication
Website  https://bioplotter.envisiontec.com/3d-printers/3d-bioplotter/manufacturer-series/

Food 3D Printer

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Natural Machines Foodini (3D Food Printer)

Brochure Natural Machines Foodini
Printing Volume

110 mm (Maximum height)

257 mm (Diameter)

Capsule Volume

Each capsule 100 ml

Five capsules in total 500 ml

Material Peanut Butter, Chocolate Sauce, Fresh Ingredients
Application Food
Website  https://www.naturalmachines.com/

3D Scanners

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RangeVision Smart 3D Scanner

Technology Structured White Light Scanning
Scanning Zone Setting - 1 Setting - 2 Setting - 3
Measurement Volume (mm) 500 x 375 x 375 300 x 225 x 225 150 x 112 x 112
3D Resolution (mm) 0.4 0.24 0.12
Additional Features Coloured Texture, with Turntable and Support Reference Target Scanning
Application Sculpture, Jewellery Design, Artwork, Reverse Engineering
Website brochure_RangeVision_Smart

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Carl Zeiss Comet L3D 5M

Technology Structured White Light Scanning
Scanning Zone Setting - 1 Setting - 2
Measurement Volume (mm) 45 x 38 x 30 120 x 100 x 60
3D Resolution (mm) 0.018 0.05
Additional Features Support Reference Target Scanning
Application Quality Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Mould and Toolmaking
Website brochure_ZEISS_COMET-L3D-2
 
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Thor3D Scanner

Technology Structured White Light Scanning (Handheld)
Scanning Distance (mm) 800 - 1500
Field of View (mm) 700 x 900
Capture Rate (fps) 10
3D Resolution (mm) 1
Additional Features Handheld, Wireless, Colour Texture and Support
Reference Target Scanning
Application Human Body Scanning, Sculpture, Reverse Engineering
and Large Object Scanning
Website https://thor3dscanner.com/en/products/thor3d-discontinued/

Metal Powder Preparation Machine

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3D LAB ATO Lab+ metal atomizer

Technology Ultrasonic Atomization (metal powder production)
Melting method TIG
Processable materials

non reactive & reactive metal alloys

(e.g. Ti, Al, Zr alloys)

Powder quality high flowability, spherical particles shape, narrow PSD, low oxygen content
PSD (particle size distribution) 20-120um
Input material wire / rod
Website

Plastic Filament Preparation Machine

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Noztek Xcalibur Filament Extruder

Extruding Speeding

8-10m/minute or 2Kg/hour

Material

Polymer, High Temperature Thermoplastics, Metal Powdered Combinations

Application

For Filament Extruding

Website https://noztek.com/product/full-filament-extrusion-system/

Metal Printing Post-processing Machine

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 DLyte100D+Ti - Grinding Finishing Machine

Associated Function

Grinding, Polishing

Application

For Dry Polishing, For Dental Applications

Treated materials

Metal, Stainless Steel, Steel, Titanium Alloys

Website https://www.dlyte.es/_files/ugd/a976fd_d66e9df362b84289ae19a9cbbd9657d6.pdf

Ceramic Printing Post-Processing Machine

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Water debinding Machine

Technology Water debind
Temperature Room temperature to 60degC
DI water purity 10-1uS
Flow rate 30L/hr

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Nabertherm Thermal debind furnace

Model Nabertherm L40/11BO
Tmax 1100 degC
Inner dimensions 320mm x 490mm x 250mm (WxDxH)
Internal volume 40 litre
Power 11.5kW 3-phase
Application Thermal debinding for ceramic only
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Nabertherm Thermal sintering furnace

Model Nabertherm HT29/17
Tmax 1750 degC
Inner dimensions 275mm x 300mm x 350mm (WxDxH)
Internal volume 29 litre
Power 8kW 3-phase
Application Thermal sintering for ceramic only

Printed Electronics Post-processing Machine

X-1100

XENON X-1100 - High-Intensity Pulsed Light System

Energy to Lamp

37.5 - 2500 J/pulse

Max Power to Lamp, Continuous

750 J/sec

Pulse Length, Range

100 - 7000 µsec

Pulse Length, Increments

100µsec

Pulse Sequence Modes

Single, Burst, Continuous

Application

Sintering Sliver, Copper Nano Conductive and Metallic Inks, etc.

 Website https://xenoncorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/X-1100-Brochure-June2019.pdf

Resin Printing Post-Processing Machines

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Formlabs Form Wash

Bucket volume 8.6L
Max. part size 145 x 145 x 175mm
Agitation Method Magnetically coupled impeller
Solvent IPA
Application Resin washing
Website https://formlabs.com/asia/post-processing/wash-cure/tech-specs/

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Formlabs Form Cure

Turntable diameter 19.3cm
Max. part height 18.5cm
Max. cure chamber 80degC
Light source 9.1W radiant @ 405nm
Application Resin curing
Website https://formlabs.com/asia/post-processing/wash-cure/tech-specs/

FDM Printing Post-Processing Machine

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WaterWorks

Technology Ultrasonic hot water bath
 Applications Remove water soluble supports

PolyJet Printing Post-Processing Machine

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Water Jet Machine

Technology Water Jet
Pressure 20-120bar
 Applications Remove excessive resin / support

Powder Analyzers

Mastersizer 3000

Malvern Mastersizer 3000 Particle Size Analyzer

Principe

Laser Light Scattering

Size Range

10 nm - 3.5 mm

Dispersion accessories

Aero S (Dry powder dispersion unit)

  • for dry powder

Hydro SM (Wet dispersion unit)

  • for samples need to be dispersed in non-aqueous dispersants where solvent usage needs to be minimized from 50ml - 120ml)

Materials

Suspensions, Emulsions, Dry Powders

Website

https://www.malvernpanalytical.com/en/products/product-range/mastersizer-range/mastersizer-3000

 


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Malvern Morphologi 4 - Particle analyzer

Technology Static automated imaging
Particle size 0.5 μm – 1300 μm
Particle properties measured Size, shape, transparency, count, location
Particle size / shape / transparency parameters

Size: Circle equivalent (CE) diameter, length, width, perimeter, area, maximum distance, sphere equivalent (SE) volume, fiber total length, fiber width;

Shape: Aspect ratio, circularity, convexity, elongation, high sensitivity (HS) circularity, solidity, fiber elongation, fiber straightness;

Transparency: Intensity mean, intensity standard deviation

PSD (particle size distribution) 20-120um
Lens (and particle size range) 2.5x: 8.5 µm – 1300 µm (nominal)
5x: 4.5 µm – 520 µm (nominal)
10x: 2.5 µm – 260 µm (nominal)
20x: 1.5 µm – 130 µm (nominal)
50x: 0.5 µm – 50 µm (nominal)
Website
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FreeMan FT4 Powder Rheometer

Technology Powder Rheometer
Compliances
  • EN61000-3-2:2001
  • EN61000-3-3: 1995
  • EN61326: 1997 + A2:2001
  • ASTM D7891
Performance Force: +/- 50N maximum
Torque: 0.0001N resolution +/- 900mNm maximum 0.002mNm resolution
Vertical travel: 185mm
Rotor speed: 120 rpm maximum
Axial speed: 30 mm/sec maximum
Residual energy level in air: < 2mJ 
Website

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