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Wide-Format Archival Print Service
The AMS Print Service offers museum-quality fine art digital printmaking through our AMS Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and 11880 printer suite, featuring Epson Ultrachrome High Dynamic Range HDR and Ultrachrome K3™ pigment-based ink systems. The AMS Print Service offers an extensive selection of premium 44" and 60” archival photo grade and fine art paper stocks. Please refer to the AMS Wide-Format Archival Print Service Guide for Print Service procedures and file preparation specifications.
AMS Laser Service to Be Retired
After 11 years of service, and countless miles of cut and etched vector lines that have been both inspirational and surprising, the AMS Laser Service will be retired following the end of the Spring 2015 term. Job orders for the AMS Laser Service will be accepted through May 31, 2015, prior to the closing of the service.
The AMS Laser Service offers the Universal ILS12.75 Laser System and proprietary AMS Laser Template for digital plan-file building, as a system to achieve extremely accurate and highly-detailed cut and etch results, across a variety of materials up to 24"x48". The Universal ILS12.75 offers manufacturing grade features such as proprietary Camera Registration (UCR), High Power Density Focusing Optics (HPDFO) and a dual laser compatible 75-watt laser, resulting in faster, higher precision and tighter tolerance cutting, in addition to higher resolution etching and ultra-fine engraving. The Laser Service requires an appointment for job order submission. Please refer to the AMS Laser Service Guide for Laser Service procedures, AMS Laser Service Template information and the full list of approved materials.
Rapid Prototyping Service
The AMS Rapid Prototyping Service offers three different 3D printer technologies and price point options for client 3D printing and fabrication work.
3D Systems ZPrinter 650
The 3D Systems ZPrinter 650 is our high-performance composite powder and binder printer. The ZPrinter 650 can output complex geometries and fine detail at a print resolution of 600x540 dpi and a minimum feature size of 0.004" (0.1 mm). The ZPrinter 650 offers 24-bit color (390,000 colors per individual part) from five print heads, including a dedicated black, in a build size of 10"x15"x8". Due to the ZPrinter 650's speed and affordability, it is well suited for the quick prototyping of model files and for testing model build integrity.
The Stratasys Connex500 is our premium multi-material printer, capable of printing fully functional assembled objects. The Connex500 uses a PolyJet Matrix, or polymer jetting technology, allowing it to jet multiple model materials simultaneously, including composite digital materials, in a single build run. The Connex500's composite materials simulate properties ranging from opaque to transparent, bendable rubber to hard rigid plastic, in addition to Digital ABS-Plus plastic.
The Connex500 offers a build tray size of 19.3"x15.4"x7.9" (490x390x200mm); build resolutions of 600 dpi in the X and Y-axes, 1600 dpi in the Z-axis; and print modes from 30-microns (0.001") to 16-microns (0.0006"). Accuracy typically falls within 0.1 to 0.3 (0.004" to 0.01"). Materials offered for printing with the Connex500 include the general purpose FullCure720 material, the Vero family of rigid materials, the Tango family of rubber-like materials, Digital ABS-Plus, and a range of digital materials made as composites (or percentage mixes) of the above mentioned materials.
3D Systems ProJet 7000 HD
The 3D Systems ProJet 7000 HD SLA printer is our new lower price point plastic printer that offers 3D Systems VisJet SL Flex material, which is an ABS-like white plastic featuring high-resolution detail, part accuracy and snap-fit assemblies at an affordable price. The ProJet 7000 HD printer uses a stereolithography (SLA) process, where curable photopolymer resin and an ultraviolet laser are used to build 3D models through cross-section tracing and curing, layer by layer. The ProJet 7000 HD SLA printer offers a build tray size of 15"x15"x10" (380x380x250mm), build resolution in the Z-axis of 2000 dpi and accuracy of 0.001-0.002 inch (0.025-0.05 mm), per inch of part dimension.
The AMS 3D printers require models measured in millimeters or inches. Accuracy results are dependent on geometry, part orientation, and print size. The Rapid Prototyping Service requires an appointment for job order submission. Please refer to the AMS Rapid Prototyping Service Guide for specific service details and procedures.
3D Scanning Service
The AMS 3D Scanning Service provides high-accuracy 3D scanning of objects ranging from tiny to large, and spanning across disciplines that include art and design, conservation heritage, medical, engineering and consumer product manufacturing. The AMS 3D Scanning Service features the Z Corporation hand-held ZScanner 700 CX 24-bit color laser scanner and the NextEngine 3D scanner with MultiDrive.
Z Corporation ZScanner 700 CX
The 700 CX is a portable, non-contact laser scanner featuring a hand-held self-positioning scanning process, and is best suited for larger objects requiring multiple build passes. It offers great versatility and flexibility for scanning objects from any angle and at an extensive range of sizes and complexities. The 700 CX captures scan measurements of object geometries at a depth of field of 30 cm (12") and at a sampling rate of 18,0000 measurements per second. The 700 CX offers XY accuracy up to 50 microns (up to 0.002") with a maximum resolution capability of 0.1 mm (0.004") in Z.
NextEngine 3D Scanner with MultiDrive
The NextEngine 3D scanner is a high fidelity 3D scanner that uses NextEngine’s proprietary electro-optical architecture, or MultiStripe Laser Triangulation (MLT) technology, where by an array of lasers simultaneously scan objects in parallel. The NextEngine scanner is best suited for smaller objects and offers model file results with 0.005 inch accuracy, resolution or 3D point density of 400 DPI, in addition to photo surface and photo lighting controls.
The AMS 3D Scanning Service saves client scanned data into common industry formats used in 3D applications. In the case of conservation sensitive objects or data sensitive scans, laser scanning at off-site client locations can be arranged with the AMS by special approval. The AMS 3D Scanning Service requires an appointment for job order submission. Please refer to the AMS 3D Scanning Service Guide for specific service details and procedures and for scan object guidelines.
Project Development Consultation Service
The AMS offers a Project Development Consultation Service for clients with larger scope projects requiring in-depth project planning and training for technology content specific to the AMS Service Suite. The Project Development Consultation Service offers AMS clients one-on-one support for project planning, design and training framework necessary for the implementation of the project. The Project Development Consultation Service is a great option for client requirements and needs that go beyond the limit of an AMS Doctor’s Hours consultation appointment.
The Project Development Consultation Service requires an appointment for project review prior to scheduling. Please refer to the AMS Prices page for Project Development Consultation Service pricing and details.
The AMS Self-Service Workstations are reservation-based systems offering special discipline hardware and software. Features include:
- Hasselblad Flextight virtual drum film scanners
- Epson Stylus Pro 4900 archival printers using UltraChrome HDR Ink
- 3D software workstations
- Advanced imaging workstations
- Stratasys Mojo Desktop 3D Printer
Please refer to the AMS website’s Reservations Tab for instructions and procedures for making a Self-Service Workstation reservation.
Page last reviewed: May 6, 2015