3D Printer | Kent State University

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) has a Stratasys Objet260 Connex3 3D printer. Open to the public by reservation. Come in to watch a demonstration or to print!

This Stratasys Objet260 Connex3 3D printer was purchased with a grant from the State of Ohio. The Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) initiative awarded the College of Aeronautics and Engineering $140,000 to purchase the printer. This investment will allow students to acquire the knowledge and skills critical for advanced manufacturing. To fulfill the conditions of the grant, we will make the equipment available to students outside of the College and at other institutions. If you are interested in a demonstration of the printer for a group or would like something printed, please complete the form below and we will contact you. A small cost may be associated with the materials required for printing.

Reserve 3D Printer

Materials Used by the 3D printer

  • Flexible color: When you combine three materials from the Rubber and Rigid Opaque families, you can produce prototypes with a range of Shore A values in a wide range of colors from deep dark to fluorescent, and even translucent.
  • Digital ABS in the Mix: For outstanding durability and a range of Shore A values, you can combine durable, two-component Digital ABS material with Rubber material.
  • Simulated Polypropylene: Tough single-material options withstand the stress of living hinges, flexible closures and snap-fit parts. Combine with Rubber-like materials for a range of grayscale shades and Shore A hardness values.
  • High Temperature: This heat-resistant material is ideal for thermal testing of static parts. Combine with Rubber material to achieve a range of material properties.
  • Bio-compatible: Medical rapid prototyping materials offer excellent detail visualization and dimensional stability for dental delivery trays, surgical orthopedic guides and hearing aids.
  • Rubber: With a range of bright and subtle colors, opacities and elastomer characteristics, this adaptable material is ideal for modeling a wide variety of products from soft grip handles to footwear.