Fortus360mc

Fortus 360mc

About the Tool: Additive manufacturing. Prints a 3D part layer by layer.

Location: Machine Shop

Access: Dimension and Fortus 3D Printer training required. Prerequisite: Desktop 3D printer training.

File types: this machine accepts 3D .stl models.

Materials: ABS and soluble support material (Bray Lab has a Dissolving Bath for removing the support material).

Build size: 355 x 254 x 254 mm (14 in x 10 in x 10 in)

Layer thickness: 0.254 mm (0.01 in.)
XY Accuracy: .005 inch per inch of build OR .0015 (whichever is larger)

Infill Percentages: Sparse = 20%, Sparse-Double = 40%, Solid = 95%

Stratasys material canister and cartridge shelf life and handling


Setup

Slicing STL – Step 1 of 3

  • Open Insight Software
  • Select File -> Open to import STL File.
  • Double check part’s outside dimensions are correct (bottom left corner)
  • Select a Modeler Setup
    • Part Surface Style:
      • [recommended] Sparse – low density (medium strength, 25% – 30 % fill, quick print)
      • Sparse (Double Dense) – high density (high strength, 75% fill, medium print time)
      • Solid (highest strength, 100% fill, slow print)
    • Visible Surface Style: Normal
    • Support Style: SMART

  • Select STL –> Automatic Orientation to orient part with least amount of support material (this will create the fastest print time)
  • Select the  green Flag button under Modeler Setup once again. This will generate a CMB File in your folder.
  • Select the Build icon  

Control Software – Step 2 of 3

  • If Control Software does not automatically open after selecting the Build icon manually open the Control Center Software and import your CMB File using File -> Insert CMB.
  • Place your part on the bed in the correct position.
  • Select Build Job.

Hardware Setup – Step 3 of 3

  • Make certain that that the plastic sheet is aligned with the tabs on the upper right corner and the top edge.
  • The blue square below represents the build space available on the Control Center Software. This represents the position where the part will be built.