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3D Printing

3D Printing creates a three dimensional structure using a layer- by- layer method. Different pieces of equipment will use different materials and have different size and resolution specifications.

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Formlabs Form2 3D Printer
SNF Exfab Paul G Allen 155 Mavericks

Form2 3D printer is a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. It has a 250mW, 405nm laser with a spot size of about 140 microns. The maximum dimensions of a part that it can make is about 14.5x14.5x17.5cm. It takes .stl file format for input file. The layer thickness can range from 25um to 100um. There are a variety of approved resins that can be used. We also have Formwash and Formcure to wash and cure your parts post printing. Please contact Swaroop Kommera for more details.

Once you are trained on the tool, please join the tool discussion list. The instruction and the lists are located at


5/27/2020 **Please note: The Form2 has been moved to Mavericks (Room 155)**

Form2 3D Printer Training
Nanoscribe Photonics GT
SNF Exfab Paul G Allen 104 Stinson

Nanoscribe Photonics Professional GT is a versatile tool to write 3D micro and nano structures for applications in micro-fluidics, optics, bio-engineering, MEMS structures etc. Almost arbitrary complex 3D shapes (importable in STL file format) can be fabricated in the size range of a few hundred nanometers with a 2 photon polymerization or exposure process. It has both piezo and galvo scanning capabilities for ultra-precision and speed. The fabricated micro-structures in a polymeric material or photo-resist can also be used as a mold for making structures in other materials using PVD, CVD, ALD and electro-deposition for example. Please contact Swaroop Kommera at skommera at stanford dot edu for more details and for scheduling training.

Once you are trained on the tool, please join the tool discussion list. The instruction and the lists are located at

Nanoscribe Photonics GT Training
Solidscape Wax 3D Printer
SNF Exfab Paul G Allen 151 Ocean

The Solidscape 3d Wax Printer is an extrusion printer capable of printing wax molds with 6 um precision and a minimum feature size of 200 um. Molds can be melted at 100 ºC. Typical printing times are 5 min/mm^3, not including calibration and cleaning steps at the beginning of each print (~1 hr). Using .stl files for 3d model input, the helper program 3ZWorks creates a .3zs job file which can be directly loaded into the printer via flashdrive.

5/27/20 **PLEASE NOTE- this has been moved out of Mavericks  (Room 155) and into Ocean (Room 151)**

Solidscape 3D Wax Printer Training