3D Printing at the Nano Research Facility

3D Printing

NANOSCRIBE PHOTONIC PROFESSIONAL GT 3D LASER LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEM

NANOSCRIBE PHOTONIC PROFESSIONAL GT 3D LASER LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEM
Images of 3D printed structures from Nanoscribe 

The highest resolution commercially available 3D printer. The system utilizes two-photon polymerisation of various UV-Curable photoresists to fabricate complex shaped structures with finest feature sizes in the sub-micrometer range. In addition, the Photonic Professional GT allows for the fabrication of high-resolution photo masks and other direct write applications.

Piezo Mode

  • Range   X:300um  Y:300um  Z:300um
  • Maximum speed   300um/s
  • Optimal repeatability   5nm

GalvoScan Mode

  • Range   X:200um  Y:200um  (objective dependent)
  • Maximum speed   50mm/s  (objective dependent)
  • Optimal repeatability   14nm

StageScan Mode

  • Range   X:127mm  Y:127mm
  • Maximum speed   500um/s
  • Optimal repeatability   1.5um

Prices:

Academic:  €14/hr

Industry:     On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie


STRATASYS OBJET260 CONNEX 1 3D PRINTER

The Objet260 Connex1 allows printing of three-material models as large as 255 × 252 × 200 mm.  The instrument has 16-micron layer accuracy and 14 photopolymers to simulate a range of material properties. 

The Objet260 Connex1 offers 14 base materials including: 

  • Rigid Opaque (VeroWhitePlus, VeroBlackPlus, VeroGray and VeroBlue)
  • Rubber-like (Tango family)
  • Transparent (RGD720 & VeroClear)
  • Simulated Polypropylene (Endur and Durus) 
  • Biocompatible (MED610) 
  • High Temperature (RGD525)

Guide Price: 

Academic:  €9/hr

Industry:  On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie

Connex 3D printer at the NRF at DCU

DOLOMITE FLUIDIC FACTORY 3D PRINTER 

Dolomite Fluidic Factory 3D printer at the NRF at DCU

Fluidically sealed devices with leak-free flow paths. This printer uses chemically and biologically compatible COC (Cyclic Olefin Copolymer), a hard, translucent and FDA approved polymer for implantables. Ideal for a wide range of applications.
3 dimensional mixers, non-rectangular chips, unique channel geometries and features not possible using etching, embossing, moulding or machining

Guide Prices:

Academic:  €7/hr

Industry:     On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie


STRATSYS DIMENSION UPRINT 3D PRINTER

The uPrint is a workhorse printer producing high quality parts as large as 203 x 152 x 152mm produced in 0.254mm slices. It uses soluble support material which means the finished parts are quickly cleaned with the built in wavewash system.

Guide Prices:

Academic:  €7/hr

Industry:     On Request

Contact:

Admin: research.facilities@dcu.ie

Technical: lorcan.kent@dcu.ie

Uprint 3D printer at the NRF at DCU