The Makerspace at Draper and Maynard
Posted by Bret Kulakovich, Last modified by Bret Kulakovich on 11 October 2019 11:00 AM

The Makerspace at Draper & Maynard is doing a "soft open" for the Fall semester while equipment is being installed and tested. The space is available for courses and their relevant assignments, as well as workshops and events that require the equipment. Participants in the space will need to attend a safety workshop, and undergo training for any specialty equipment. These workshops will be offered throughout the semester, or can be arranged in advance for courses.

General offerings and tools:

Sewing machines and kits, a dapping block, volt meters, a 100 Mhz oscilloscope, soldering irons, and Dremel tools. Dewalt impact drivers and drills, jigsaws, a reciprocal saw, a grinder, and an angle drill. A hand held 1.5 hp router, and bench top drill presses. 

Raspberry Pi and Arduino introductory project kits. A Manual small-gauge ring roller, and Ubuntu-based PCs for IoT, and robotics class programming.

An eyeglass repair kit, and PC screwdriver sets. Multiple socket, hex wrench, and crescent wrench sets. Various hand tools, pliers, and clamps. 

The following is an equipment summary.

2D Printing and Cutting

CAMM-1 GS-24 Desktop Vinyl Cutter

The GS-24 Vinyl Cutter can cut vinyl for signage, paint masking, and heat transfers, as well as dress patterns.

Roland GS-24 Apparel Video 

Roland GS-24 Signs & Decals

Roland GS-24 Specialty Graphics

3D Printing

FDM/FFF 3D Printers

Fused deposition modeling™ (FDM) or Fused filament fabrication (FFF) printers use a heated print head to extrude a wide variety of polymer filaments, creating shapes.

At the D&M Makerspace we can support a wide variety of printable materials, including aerospace high temperature polymers, wood, nylon, ceramic, carbon fiber, and metal.

INTMASYS FUNMAT HT ENHANCED

The Funmat HT is a 3D printer that has a heated interior, for thermoplastic 3D printing of aerospace materials. High performance, heat resistant, chemical resistant polymers,
such as: PEI, PPSU, PEEK, Carbon Fiber, Ultem™1010, Ultem™9085, Nylon, CFPA6, and more. This machine is also optimal for materials like ABS because of it's heated enclosed chamber. 

• Auto Bed Leveling
• Battery Backup
• Accurate to 12.5 Microns
• 260m^3 build volume
• 450°C Extruder (842°F)
• 160°C Buildplate (320°F)
• 90ºC Chamber (194°F)

More about the INTAMSYS FUNMAT HT ENHANCED on Youtube. 

Ultimaker S5

The latest 3D printer from Ultimaker sports dual extrusion, allowing the use of two different filaments simultaneously. This would allow two colors in the same print, or the 3D print to contain two different materials, such as a regular plastic and a soluble plastic. This would allow complex nested shapes to be printed, such as a caster with ball bearings inside it. Soaking the print would then dissolve the soluble media, leaving the completed print.

• Dual head extrusion
• 20 micron layer resolution
• 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches) build volume

Standard filaments: PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, CPE, PP, PC, TPU 95A, others.

More about the Ultimaker S5 on Youtube.

Ultimaker 2+ Extended

A previous model and very capable 3D printer, with an extended print volume.

  • Build volume: up to 223 x 223 x 305 mm (8.8 x 8.8 x 12 inches)
  • Up to 20 micron (0.001 inch) layer resolution
  • Print head travel speed: 300 mm/s

Ultimaker 2+ Extended demo video on Youtube.

Lulzbot Taz 5 

  • Build Volume: 298mm x 275mm x 250mm (11.7in x 10.8in x 9.8in) 
  • Outfitted with the Aerostruder 
  •  Genuine 0.50 mm E3D nozzle and precision-machined components enable rapid printing in fine detail with both rigid and flexible filaments.

SLA 3D Printers 

Stereolithography printers fire a laser in to a polymer resin bath, hardening the material. The resulting 3D prints must be cured with ultraviolet light.

Peopoly Moai 200 SLA Printers 

Our two Peopoly Moai large volume SLA printers have a variety of resins available, including a special cartable resin for creating fireable ceramic molds.

  • Print Volume: 200 x 200 x 250mm
  • Laser: 150mW 405nm solid state laser
  • Laser Spot size: 70um
  • Galvo: 40Kpbbs 
  • Vat:  FEP film based Vat
  • Heated Chamber

More about the Peopoly Moai 200 on Youtube.

Kiln

Paragon Iguana 230v 3-phase cone-10 kiln.

This is a computer programmable kiln for sintering metal prints from the 3D printers. It has a very large working volume, and can also combine 3D metal prints.

The controls take the print through a ramping process, hitting precise temperatures for certain lengths of time.

• 3-Phase, 208v power across three zones.
• Chamber Volume -  118.93 litres (4.20 CU.FT)
• Max. Temperature - 1287°C (2350°F)

Robots

Robotis TurtleBot3 WafflePi

A Robot Operating System (ROS) controlled open source robotics platform. 

• 360°LiDAR for SLAM navigation
• 3-Axis gyroscope
• 3-Axis accelerometer
• 3-Axis magnetometer
• 8mp 1080p Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2
• Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
• OpenCR 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M7
• World's most popular ROS platform.

Turtlebot-3 Product video on Youtube.

Turtlebot-3 packages on GitHub

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) automated machining systems

BossLaser HP-3650 Laser Cutter

This 150-watt Laser Cutter is capable of engraving, carving, and cutting a variety of materials, including plastic, wood, and 18ga. metals in 4'x3' sheets.

  • Vector cut and/or raster engrave both metal and non-metal materials
  • Capable of cleanly cutting 18 ga steel (1.02mm) with O2 assist
  • 4-way Material Pass Thru points for processing over sized materials
  • Equipped with 150W CO2 laser tube 
  • 14.5% larger engraving area compared to standard 48x36" sized platforms. Plus 4 over sized material pass thrus
  • 120 psi rated laser head with 1/4" high pressure air lines and hardware
  • Illuminated LCD panels for automated laser head control.
  • Water cooled: Industrial CW-5000 Water Chiller w/ temp alert
  • Knife Blade working platform included
  • Vacuum table with tray 
  • Rotary attachment for cylindrical objects

ShopBot PRSalpha ATC 96-60-8 with Automatic Tool Changer

The ShopBot PRSalpha is a full-sized gantry-based CNC system, for cutting, drilling, carving, and machining. It is capable of working with full 4’x8’ sheets of material, including wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials.

Torchmate 4800 Plasma Table 

Using temperatures four times the surface of the sun, the Torchmate 4800 heats air to a plasma state, and uses it to cut intricate shapes in steel up to 1 1/4 inches thick. The Torchmate 4800 is capable of working with full 4'x8' sheets, and features a water table for exhaust handling.

More about the Torchmate 4800 Plasma Table on Youtube.

Industrial and Shop Equipment

Edwards 55 Ton Ironworker with PowerLink system

The Edwards 55 Ton Ironworker includes a Punch Assembly with Pedestal Die Table, Flat Bar Shear, Angle Shear and a universal open tooling station designed to accept optional tooling accessories. 

Use the Ironworker to punch, cut, shape, angle, and bend steel.

  • Four Available Workstations
  • Universal Open Tooling Station
  • Electric Stroke Control
  • ANSI B11.5-1988R(02) Compliant
  • ETL/UL Approved Controls

Edwards 10-Ton Tube Bender

Using the hydraulic power takeoff of the Ironworker, the Tube Bender is designed for medium to heavy material. The Edwards 10 Ton Bender powers through 2" (I.D.) Schedule 40 pipe, 2-1/2" (O.D.) tube and 2" square tube quickly and accurately. We have a variety of dies available for the tube bender. 

Clock here for more about the Edwards Ironworker 55T on Youtube.

Baileigh DP 1000 Drill Press 

  • It can drill through mild steel with up to a 1-inches drill bit.
  • It comes standard with a heavy cast iron base and adjustable table.
  • To reduce flexing this gear head drill press uses an ample column with a diameter of 4-inches.
  • The gear head also can be adjusted up or down on the column.
  • The transmission offers multiple speeds that are perfect for drilling and tapping an array of different materials.
  • It comes standard with a halogen light and protective guarding.
  • 5.3-inches spindle travel.
  • Table size 19-3/4-inches length by 13-3/4 inches width.
  • Base measures 15-1/2-inches length by 19-1/2-inches width.

Baileigh Box Brake BB-4814

A 4-foot box and pan brake for bending and shaping metal up to 48" wide.

  • Maximum capacity of 14 gauge mild steel across its entire 48” length.
  • Bends up to 135°.
  • 2 heavy counterweights save time and energy for the operator with each lift and drop.
  • Includes 9 hardened fingers to make different sizes of boxes and pans, with a maximum box depth of 4”.
  • Comes with an integrated floor stand, reinforced and positioned for optimum balance.
  • Fully-welded steel framework prevents deformation and maintains accuracy when bending at full capacity.

Baileigh Horizontal And Vertical Band Saw BS-712MS

The BS-712MS is a convertible horizontal or a vertical band saw. 

  • Powered by 110-volt single-phase power.
  • Capacity of 7” OD round and 7” x 10-1/4” rectangle in horizontal position (for traditional cutoffs) at 90°.
  • Accepts standard .75"-wide blades.
  • Three cutting speeds: 125, 215, and 270 fpm.
  • Comes standard a flood coolant system.

RING ROLLER R-M55

The Ring Roller rounds a variety of materials in arcs both large and small.

  • Maximum capacity of 2.75" round tubing and 2” schedule 40 pipe.
  • Manual top-shaft machine with 2 driven rolls (3 rolls total).
  • Large ratchet offers extra leverage for manual control of top roll position.
  • The R-M55 works in vertical mode, for small rolling projects, or in horizontal mode, for large rolling projects.
  • Includes segment rolls and lateral roll guides to keep material from twisting.
  • Foot pedal controls let you conveniently stop and start the bender.
  • Accepts optional roll dies to bend a variety of profiles like tubing, pipe, angle iron and much more.

For more information on Draper & Maynard Makerspace access, tours, workshops, or curricular use, please contact Bret Kulakovich. - Bret (dot) Kulakovich åt Plymouth.edu

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