Additive Manufacturing Research Group

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General Information and Documents

Which machines can be used to build my project?

You can use the Up! 3D Printer in the teaching lab, EOS P390 or the EOS P100.  

Up! 3D Printer


What can I build?

You can build whatever you want as long as it complies with the dimensions of the machines.

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How do I submit my project?

The AMRG has a variety of additive manufacturing / 3D printing facilities that are available to students and staff of Loughborough University.

Processes include Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), for ABS plastic components, selective laser sintering (SLS) for nylon parts, and a Stereolithography Apparatus (SLA) machine for clear components.

To discuss whether an additive manufacturing process is the right process for you, with advice regarding costs and timescales please contact David Thompson, email: , forwarding your CAD model in the STL format.

Do I have to create a CAD model?

Yes, you have to create a CAD model.

How do I create an STL file?

After designing a model in a CAD software, you export the design as an STL file. Majority of CAD packages have this function.

Which software shall I use?

The Up! 3D Printer is working with Magics (free version available).

The technicians are using NetFab (free version available) or Mimics

Which materials can I use?

ABS, PLA, Polyamide and UV Cured Resin depending on the machine.

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How much does it cost me?

Depending on whether you are enrolled in one of the modules, you get the cost at a reduced prize. Students not enrolled have to pay a higher price. Our technician will inform you about the cost of your design.

How long does it take to build my part?

Depending on the workload of the machines and availability of the technician.

Where can I collect my part?

Collect it from T2.28 at the allocated times.