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3D Printers MakerBot Replicator 2 Dimension Elite Objet30 Projet 6000HD
Material PLA
  Material Datasheet
  Material Datasheet
VeroGray (ABS-like) & Durus (Polypropylene-like)
  Material Datasheet (see VeroGray)
VisiJetŪ SL Clear (Polycarbonate-like) & VisiJetŪ SL Flex (Polypropylene-like)
  Material Datasheets
Layer Resolution
High Accuracy: 100µ (0.0039 in)
Medium: 270µ (0.0106in)
Low Accuracy: 340µ (0.0133 in)
.007 or .010 in. 28µ (.0011 in.)
HD - 0.125 mm, 0.125 mm layers
UHD - 0.125 mm, 0.100 mm layers
XHD - 0.075 mm, 0.050 mm layers
Separate Model and Support Material? No - uses model material as support Yes Yes No - uses model material as support
Support Removal Physically by user after print Dissolved in post-process NaOH solution bath Physically by water jet Physically by operators during post-processing
Maximum Build Volume 11.2" x 6.0" x 6.1" 1 8" x 8" x 12" 11.5" x 7.5" x 5.75" 10" x 10" x 10" in
Cost (per in³ of model and support material) Free 2 $12 per in³ $0.62 per gram, or $12 per in³ $20 per in³
Typical Support Volume (as % of original model volume) 15% 40% 80% 10%
Operated by User 3D Print Staff 3D Print Staff 3D Print Staff
Pros User operated, free, and fast for prototyping Extremely high resolution, can be optically clear,
Cons Low build quality and can be difficult to remove support
Example Parts

1 It is strongly suggested that parts should not take up the entire build volume to help ensure quality
2 All use must be solely for academics or research. NO PERSONAL PROJECTS!\\