The FABLab at MVCC is filled with high-tech industrial-grade fabrication equipment and electronic tools. This equipment is capable of producing a variety of differently sized projects or products ranging from small to large. The current inventory of equipment located in the FABLab includes many different pieces ranging from 3D Printers and 3D Scanners to CNC Controlled Milling Machines and Laser Engravers.
Here is a list of equipment in the MVCC FABLab:
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus: (8 inch x 8 inch x 6 inch) Build Size. The FABLab has one of these printers. It uses FDM Technology to print functional prototypes using ABSplus Thermoplastic that are durable, stable, and accurate. The uPrint SE Plus prints models in layers, at a thickness of 0.010 inch.
Makerbot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer: (9.9 inch x 7.8 inch x 5.9 inch) Build Size. The FABLab has three of these printers, which use ABS Thermoplastic to print models and prototypes.
Epilog Helix 24 Laser: (24 inch x 18 inch x 8.5 inch) Engraving Area. The FABLab has two of these engravers. Both machines can also be set up with a Rotary Attachment for Cylindrical Items and are equipped with a 40 Watt CO2 Laser System. Engraving and cutting can be performed on the following types of materials: Woods, Acrylics, Plastics, and Aluminum (in some cases).
EScan 2.0: The FABLab has one of these scanners, which is used to reverse engineer medium-sized objects, for design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and inspection proposes. Files can be formatted for STL, OBJ, VRML, IGES, and ASCII. This scanner is compatible with Solidworks and many other Solid Modeling Programs.
Makerbot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner: The FABLab has one of these scanners, which is used to reverse engineer small to medium-sized objects for design and rapid prototyping purposes. Files can be formatted for STL and THING.
CNC Milling Machines
Roland MDX-40A: The FABLab has one of these three-axis milling machines, which is used for design and rapid prototyping purposes. It is equipped with a 12 inch x 12 inch table. With both X Axis and Y Axis Travel of 12 inches and Z Axis Travel of 4.125 inches. The following material types can be milled utilizing this machine: Resins, woods, plastics, and modeling wax.
Roland MDX-540: The FABLab has one of these four-axis milling machines, which is used for design and rapid prototyping purposes. The following material types can be milled utilizing this machine: Woods, plastics, and modeling wax.
Techno HD Mini CNC Routers: (23 inch x 35 inch x 4.75 inch) Process Area. T-Slot table is used for easy part fixturing. The FABLab has two of these routers. The following material types can be routed utilizing this machine: Woods, plastics, fiberglass, metal, and other routable materials.
Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter: The FABLab has one of these vinyl cutters, which provides precision cutting with speeds up to 20 inches per second. Can be used to create a variety of graphics for signs, vehicle graphics, window tinting, labels, stencils, and pin striping applications.