THE WOODBURY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE STRIVES TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH ACCESS TO EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, IN AN EVER CHANGING INDUSTRY. CURRENTLY, THE MAKING COMPLEX OFFERS EIGHT 3D PRINTERS CAPABLE OF PRINTING PLASTIC, GYPSUM POWDER AND CLAY.


PURPOSE

In the academic arena, 3D printers are used to quickly prototype parts or models with complex geometries. As a student, one will seek out the use of these machines when a project cannot be satisfied by quicker or cheaper means. Another use, as seen with the clay printer, is the investigation of such technologies and their implications to the field.

HARDWARE

 

Uprint se plus

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  • Los Angeles / San Diego
  • Material: ABS Plastic
  • Build Size: 8" x 8" x 6"
  • Support: soluble PVA
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Character: very precise and soluble support but slow and expensive
  • Cost: $12 per cubic inch + $6 tray
 

zortrax m200

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  • Los Angeles / San Diego
  • Material: ABS or PVA
  • Build Size: 7" x 7" x 6"
  • Support: break away
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Character: cheap but limited to simple geometry
  • Cost: $6 per cubic inch
 
 

DELTA 3D POTTER

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  • Los Angeles
  • Material: ceramic clay
  • Build Size: 16" x 12" x 12"
  • Support: none
  • Colors: n/a
  • Character: cheap but extreme striation and limited to self supporting geometry
  • Cost: TBD
 

zcorp 350

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  • Los Angeles
  • Material: gypsum powder
  • Build Size: 8" x 10" x 8"
  • Support: self support
  • Colors: White
  • Character: precise but fragile
  • Cost: $12 per cubic inch
 

USE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Completion of DFL-1 orientation.
  2. Proficiency in a 3D modeling software.

OPERATION

file preparation

model scaling  >  wall thickening  >  closing geometry > converting to .STL

printing file

prepare file  >  print and fill out form  >  make appointment  >  put into print queue  >  pickup print

 Zortrax M200 - ABS Plastic

Zortrax M200 - ABS Plastic

 UPrint SEplus - ABS Plastic

UPrint SEplus - ABS Plastic

 ZCorp 350 - Gypsum Powder

ZCorp 350 - Gypsum Powder

GUIDES AND TEMPLATE FILES

The following links will allow you to download our machine use guide and template file to help ensure that your file is truly ready to be printed.

POLICY REMINDERS

All students intending to 3D print must prepare their own geometry, fill out the submission form and make an appointment.

NO FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT AND FORM

It is the student's responsibility to submit watertight and properly thickened models. The Making Complex takes no responsibility for failed prints due to geometry.

All submitted files are printed on a first come, first served basis. Once your consultation is complete your form is placed into a queue. When the print is complete, you will receive an email notifying you of its status.

PRINTS ARE RUN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

The Making Complex staff cannot guarantee that your print will be ready on a certain day/time.

If multiple files are submitted during the same consultation, yours will be run first, then the next person's print will be run and then your second file will be run and so on.

To students needing to run multiple files on the UPrint SEplus, we advise you to print outside of the university. Refer to our Resources page for recommendations.

SERVICES

Orientations - The Making Complex offers machine specific training to it's users on the first six weekends of each semester. Continue to the Orientations page to learn about any prerequisites and instructions on how to sign up.

Technique Demonstrations - WSOA Faculty can request technique demonstrations for their students by email their facility's manager.