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3D Printer


Name of tool: BFB 3D Touch
Used for: Printing digital 3D design in plastic.
Materials used: PLA, ABS, various colours
Size limitations: Dependant on time and material weight.
File formats required: Watertight STL

3D Scanner

Name of tool
: NextEngine 3D scanner
Used for: Converting physical objects into digital 3D designs using laser and image capturing.
Suitable materials: Non-reflective 3D objects
Size limitations: None. Ideally between 100 – 300 mm.
File formats exported: 3D mesh, OBJ, STL, Solidworks.

2.5D Scanner

Name of tool
: Roland Modela MDX 20 with scanning attachment 
Used for: Converting physical objects into digital 3D designs using surface mapping
Suitable materials: Any
Size limitations: 200mm x 150mm. Height variable, not exceeding 60mm
File formats exported: DXF, STL

3D Milling Machine



Name of tool: Roland Modela MDX-540A
Used for: Subtractive prototyping: milling of 3D shapes using top-down milling and a rotary attachment.
Suitable materials: Acrylic, wood, aluminium, engineering plastics, wax and compressed foam.
Size limitations: 400mm x 400mm, height variable
File formats required: 3D model such as DXF, STL or IGES


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