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Wide-Format Archival Print Service
Offers museum-quality fine art digital printmaking through the AMS Epson Stylus Pro 9880 and 9900 printer suite, using Epson Ultrachrome K3™ and Epson Ultrachrome K3™ High Dynamic Range HDR pigment-based ink systems. The AMS Print Service offers an extensive selection of premium 44" archival photo grade and fine art paper stocks.
The AMS Scanning Service offers two pricing options for fine art digital scanning.
For high-fidelity scans, the ICG 380 vertical drum scanner offers the highest quality scans with the lowest noise; it is capable of scanning film up to 12.6" x 18.7" at resolutions up to 12,000 dpi. The ICG 380 uses three precision photomultipliers to create the sharpest and finest scans available from any drum scanner. The external drum of the ICG 380 allows for oil mounting of film originals, further improving scan quality and removing surface imperfections.
At a more affordable price point, AMS Scanning Service offers Hasselblad Flextight scanners equipped with CCD optical sensors and virtual drums. These scanners produce exceptional scans for film up to 4"x5" at resolutions up to 6,000 dpi.
The Universal PLS6.120D Laser System offers a Dual Laser Configuration combining two 60-watt lasers for a maximum power range of 120 watts. The PLS6.120D Laser System uses a fine laser beam and highly accurate X/Y plotter mechanism to achieve exceptional and highly detailed cut and etch results from a digital plan-file, across a variety of materials (up to 18"x32"). Two focus lens options, Standard and High-Definition, allow for a range of complexities, from faster cutting and high-resolution etching, to tighter tolerance cutting and ultra-fine engraving. Please refer to the AMS Laser Service Guide for the full list of AMS approved materials and detailed Laser Service procedures.
Rapid Prototyping Service
The AMS Rapid Prototyping Service offers two great 3D printer technologies and price point options for clients.
The Z Corporation ZPrinter 650 is a high-performance composite powder and binder printer. It is also the fastest and most affordable 3D printer option available. 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 quick prototyping of model files and testing model build integrity. The ZPrinter 650 is recommended for testing prior to final printing on the Objet Connex500.
The Objet Connex500 is our premium multi-material printer. It is 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, on-the-fly and in a single print job. Objet's composite materials simulate properties ranging from opaque to transparent, bendable rubber to hard rigid plastic, in addition to ABS-Like 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 is dependent on geometry, part orientation, and print size and 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 opaque materials, the Tango family of rubber-like materials, an ABS-like material, and a range of digital materials made as composites (or percentage mixes) of the above mentioned materials. Please refer to the AMS Rapid Prototyping Service Guide for specific service details and procedures.
3D Scanning Service
The AMS 3D Scanning Service features Z Corporation's hand-held ZScanner 700 CX 24-bit color laser scanner. The 700 CX is a portable, non-contact laser scanner featuring a hand-held self-positioning scanning process. It that 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.
The AMS 3D Scanning Service saves client scanned data into common industry formats used in 3D applications. Please refer to the AMS 3D Scanning Service Guide for specific service details and for object guidelines. 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 Self-Service Workstations offer special discipline hardware and software for those with approved access and reservations. Features include:
- Flextight virtual drum film scanners
- Epson Stylus Pro 4880 archival printers using Epson Ultrachrome K3™ ink technology
- 3D software workstations
- Advanced imaging workstations
Page last reviewed: September 14, 2011