The 3D Printing Center is Pratt’s centralized hub for 3D printing and 3D scanning. The facility is open to students and staff of all disciplines. We offer a variety of 3D printers and materials to fit different stages of the design process—from prototyping, to printed waxes for lost-wax casting, to presentation-quality resin prints. More information on the 3DPC capabilities can be found on OnePratt.

Equipment

  • TAZ 6 3D Printers  - For use in initial prototyping
  • Prusa i3 mk3s - For use in initial prototyping
  • Mosaic Palette 2S - Prusa attachment for multi-color plastic models
  • Objet 30 Prime -  (For presentation-quality models)
  • FormLabs 3 - For presentation-quality models
  • Solidscape S350 3D Printer - For use in lost-wax casting
  • Artec handheld 3D scanners -  Eva and Spider models for large and small objects

MATERIALS

  • PLA plastic - Black, White, Semi-Clear, Grey
  • Polysmooth - Black, White, Semi-Clear
  • CopperFill
  • BronzeFill
  • WoodFill
  • Ninjaflex
  • Resin - Black, White
  • Castable Wax

3D Printing Submission Guidelines

Files are accepted in .stl format ONLY. Please export each model into a separate file. Submissions are only taken online through OnePratt and must be paid for using PrattBucks.

Once you sign into OnePratt, select Production from the list of icons, or go to Technology at the top header, and then select Production. From there, you can access all the production centers on Pratt’s campus, including the 3D Printing Production page.

Your object must fit on the print bed. Print bed sizes are:

  • TAZ 6 (PLA): 255mm (10”) x 255mm (10”) x 250mm (9.8”)

  • Prusa i3 mk3s (PLA): 250mm (9.84") x 210mm (8.3") x 210mm (8.3")

  • Objet 30 Prime (Resin): 294mm (11.5”) x 192mm (7.5”) x 148 mm (5.9”)

  • FormLabs 3B (Resin): 140mm (5.5”) × 140mm (5.5”) × 185mm (7.2”)

  • Solidscape (Wax): 152.3mm (6”) x 152.4mm (6”) x 101.6mm (4”)

All files for 3D printing must be checked for errors prior to submission in Autodesk Netfabb, now available through OnePratt’s LaunchPad. Your file will be checked in the lab before your submission will be accepted. See our guide on file fixing in Netfabb by visiting our Field Guide for Future Craft website (the link may also be found at the bottom of our submission page on OnePratt).

Scans must be approved by the manager and are appointment basis ONLY.

Pricing FOR 3D PRINTING

Pricing for each material is based on material used (including support material as necessary), print time, and for plastic, the chosen quality.  Students may submit a file for a quote by submitting through our online submission form. Once the model is approved, we will ask you to approve the charges by email.

RESIN TIP: Hollowing your objects for resin printing will result in a much cheaper print!

PLA TIP: To print in plastic on the TAZ 6, your object must have a flat surface that can be placed on the print bed. You may have to cut your object so there is a flat surface. For organic shapes, it can be a smart idea to cut your file in half and glue the two halves together later.

Naming convention – files for all printers must be named in the following convention:

  • Year.Month.Day.Onekey.process.description.quantity
  • Ex: 2020.06.23.amota.Wax.CubicTop.x2

Print guide – Recommended wall thickness, hole sizes, etc. as well as submission guidelines and lab policies can be found in our 3D Print Design Guide located in our Field Guide for Future Craft website.


Location:

>Engineering Building, 2nd Floor, Room 211

 

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 9AM - 5PM
Tues: 8:30AM - 8PM
Wed: 8:30AM - 8PM
Thurs: 8:30AM - 8PM
Fri: 8:30AM - 8PM
Sat: 8:30AM - 8PM
Sun: CLOSED
Summer schedule subject to change.
Winter break 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday


 

Phone:

Front Desk: 718.687.5735
Manager’s Office: 718.687.5601