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3D Printing Services

The Precision Machine shop in Chemistry houses one Markforged technology.  The Onyx printer line delivers a higher resolution than typical polymer 3D printers and offers a wide range of tough / hard composite materials. Due to the higher cost of materials for this printer line, it is highly recommended that parts be prototyped in plastic prior to printing.  Users can submit their own STL files developed in plastic 3D printing / prototyping or utilize the design services of the machine shop.  Design and consultation, if needed, will be charged at normal shop rates. 

Your complete hard-materials rapid prototyping solution. 

Onyx Printing

  • Base Onyx (Nylon/Carbon Fiber) - ($0.18/gram)

  • Optional Reinforcing Fiber
    • Carbon Fiber CFF filament - ($1.49/gram)
    • Fiberglass CFF filament - ($0.75/gram)
    • High-temp fiberglass CFF filament - ($0.99/gram)
    • Kevlar CFF filament - ($0.99/gram)


Markforged Alpha-Support-Structures

Printing requests are submitted via the iLab Request System.  Your submission should include a STL file(s) plus the original parametric model design in one of the following file formats:

  • STEP
  • AutoCAD Inventor
  • AutoCAD Fusion 360
  • SolidWorks
  • SketchUp