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3D and 4D printing laboratory

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

A dedicated additive manufacturing facility is available at CIMaINa for the rapid prototyping of polymer-based components. The facility is equipped with six different machines with diversified features and technologies that enable access to a broad range of applications and printing materials.

The currently available technologies include Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Stereolithography (SLA), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).


WASP PowerWASP EVO (FFF - multifunction)
Entry level 3D printer for training and teaching purposes.
  • Category: FFF Cartesian, Single Bowden Extruder, Non-heated bed, Open chamber
  • Multifunction: CNC Mill module and Liquid Deposition Modelling (LDM) extruder available
  • Max hot-end temperature: 255 °C
  • Layer resolution: 50 µm
  • Build volume: L 260 x W 195 x H 210 mm
  • Suitable materials: PLA


WASP DeltaWASP 20 40 (FFF)
Delta 3D printer for rapid fabrication and prototyping.
  • Category: FFF Delta, Single Suspended-bowden Extruder, Heated bed, Closed chamber
  • Max printing speed: 300 mm/s
  • Max hot-end temperature: 255 °C
  • Layer resolution: 50 µm
  • Build volume: D 200 x H 400 mm (circular build plate)
  • Suitable materials: PLA, ABS, Flex, HIPS, PETG


3DLine 3DiElle Professional (FFF - multifunction)
Multifunction 3D printer suitable for small detailed parts. A dedicated module is available for laser cutting
  • Category: FFF Cartesian, Single Direct Extruder, Heated bed, Closed chamber
  • Multifunction: CNC Mill module and Laser (450 nm wavelength, up to 15W) module available
  • Max hot-end temperature: 255 °C
  • Layer resolution: 50 µm
  • Build volume: L 180 x W 220 x H 220 mm
  • Suitable materials: PLA, ABS, Flex, HIPS, PETG


3DLine Zeus 3DL 2018 (FFF)
Robust 3D printer for large sized components and high-performance/multi material prints.
  • Category: FFF Cartesian, Dual Bowden Extruder, Heated bed, Closed insulated chamber
  • High-grade mechanical construction and thermal stability
  • Max hot-end temperature: 400 °C
  • Layer resolution: up to 25 µm
  • Build volume: L 400 x W 400 x H 400 mm
  • Suitable materials: PLA, ABS, TPU, HIPS, PETG, Nylon, PA, PC, PVA, CF filaments, and more

Sintratec Kit (SLS)
SLS 3D printer for durable, mechanically performing components
  • Category: SLS, laser diode
  • Laser scanning speed: 650 mm/s
  • Layer resolution: 100 µm
  • Build volume: L 110 x W 110 x H 110 mm
  • Default material: Industrial grade PA12 powder (particle size 60 µm avg.)


Formlabs Form 2 (SLA)
SLA 3D printer for high-resolution, smooth surface components.
  • Category: SLA
  • Laser specs: Class 1, 405nm wavelength, 250mW power, 140 µm spot size (FWHM)
  • Layer resolution: up to 25 µm
  • Build volume: L 145 x W 145 x H 175 mm
  • Suitable materials: Wide-purpose range of dedicated photo-curable resins (third-party resins allowed). Biocompatible resins available.

Referent: Claudio Piazzoni