The LaGuardia Studio 3D Print Service offers a range of advanced 3D printing technologies and material options giving clients the ability to design and produce work through additive manufacturing (AM) processes. The LaGuardia Studio offers years of extensive 3D printing experience to university scientists, engineers, medical professionals, designers, artists, and professionals alike who are interested in visualization, prototyping, tooling, or fabricating customized and creative end-use production.
The Stratasys J750 is our premium full-color multi-material 3D printer featuring PolyJet print technology. The J750 uses an acrylic-like photopolymer resin that is capable of printing 360,000 colors, from continuous-tone realistic to gradient transitions, in fully functional assembled 3D prints.
The J750’s PolyJet Technology jets layers of UV curable liquid photopolymer slice by slice when printing, allowing for the simultaneous printing of multiple model material types including composite digital materials, in a single build run. The J750's composite materials simulate properties ranging from opaque to transparent, flexible rubber to hard rigid plastics.
Schedule a 3D Print Service appointment for job order drop-off by contacting us by email or phone, and specify available dates with time frames per date.
At your appointment, please have your model file(s) on a thumbdrive as either .stl or .wrl (vrml2).
During your appointment you will work one-on-one with an LGS staff member to verify your model file(s) for printing, and determine the material assignments. If file corrections are required, those details will be reviewed with you so that you can make the necessary adjustments to your files. An additional appointment may be required for job order drop-off.
Once your model file(s) are verified for printing with material assignments chosen for your geometry, you will be given a quote for printing charges and your job order will be submitted into our production queue. You will receive notice by e-mail when your parts are printed and through the necessary post-processing steps for cleaning. Payment is required in full at the time of job order pick-up. Please see details for payment terms.
Because the J750 can print in multiple materials, with each material family offering different properties, a part printed with multiple material assignments is called an assembly. In order for the J750 to successfully print assembly model files, separate “watertight” shells must be specified in the file’s geometry.
Geometry features requiring fit testing, including closures, hinges, threading and seating for fitted parts, should be prototyped first, by printing smaller test sections that contain the critical areas or features specifically. This way, smaller parts can be tested for functionality and fit ahead of the larger and more expensive final print runs. $$ Money saver!
Geometry requiring verification of color, transparency treatments or transition of materials (such as flexible to rigid), should be prototyped or tested by printing smaller “chip” sections of the larger model. This will help target the final details and ensure success of the final printed work. $$ Money saver!
Drainage holes will be necessary for the removal of support material and successful post-processing of printed parts. Hole sizing and positioning should be planned for at the beginning of the design process. Complicated geometry parts with difficult to reach areas for cleaning, such as internal undercuts or thinner curved sections, will require special attention to the positioning of the drainage holes.
3D printing charges for the J750 are determined by the gram weight of model resin used, plus the support material required to complete the build. The price examples provided are an average cost per family of model resin type. Job costs will vary due to the specific model resin type used, build conditions, model geometry, volume of support material needed for bed run, and amount of Digital Materials printed (composite or percentage mix of model resin types). Price quotes are issued at the time of consultation appointment. Price examples provided are for solid models with required support.
1” Cubic Volume (1x1x1)
$10.00(General Purpose) $13.00(Tango Family) $14.00(Vero Family)
2” Cubic Volume (2x2x2)
$63.00(General Purpose) $94.00(Tango Family) $107.00(Vero Family)
3” Cubic Volume (3x3x3)
$208.00(General Purpose) $296.00(Tango Family) $306.00(Vero Family)
4” Cubic Volume (4x4x4)
$480.00(General Purpose) $687.00(Tango Family) $688.00(Vero Family)
The 3D Systems ProJet 7000 HD SLA printer is our near-production plastic printer that offers 3D Systems VisJet SL Flex material, which is an ABS-like white plastic featuring high-resolution detail, part accuracy and precision 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.
*UHD - Ultra-High Definition Print Mode
**XHD - Xtreme-High Definition Print Mode
Schedule a 3D Print Service appointment for job order drop-off by using our website consultation reservation system, or contact us by email specifying available dates with time frames per date.
At your appointment, please have your model file(s) on a thumbdrive as either .STL or .OBJ.
During your appointment you will work one-on-one with a LGS staff member to verify your model file(s) for printing. If file corrections are required those details will be reviewed with you so that you can make the necessary adjustments to your files. An additional appointment may be required for job order drop-off.
Once your model file(s) are verified for printing, you will be given a quote for printing charges and your job order will be submitted into our production queue. You will receive notice by email when your parts are printed and through the necessary post-processing steps for cleaning. Payment is required in full at the time of job order pick-up. Please see Payment Terms at bottom of the page for more information.
Parts printed on the Projet 7000 will have a scaffolding support matrix on downward facing surfaces when oriented on the build tray. The support matrix leaves behind a slightly grainy surface texture after removal of the scaffolding in post-processing. It is important to consider an ideal orientation for printed parts, ahead of printing which will help minimize surface texture on the most significant areas of your print. This could include areas that need to be of a certain mechanical tolerance, or areas that must have as smooth a surface as possible.
Geometry with upward-facing surfaces that can trap excess liquid need to have escape holes for drainage, otherwise parts will have to be oriented so the "cup" is facing downward on the build tray. Trapped liquid during printing can cause failed or warped parts.
Geometry features requiring fit testing, including closures, hinges, threading and seating for fitted parts, should be tested in smaller runs containing critical parts or specific sections of the models only. This way, smaller parts can be tested for functionality and fit ahead of the larger and more expensive final print runs.
Drainage holes may be necessary for successful post-processing of printed parts and should be planned for at the beginning of the geometry design process.
ProJet 7000 printed parts are cleaned during post-processing yet still may have a sticky feel upon pick-up. The ProJet 7000’s VisiJet SL Flex material will continue to cure naturally overtime and any residual tackiness should disappear after a few days to a week depending on the size of your print.
3D printing charges for the ProJet 7000 are determined by milliliter usage of VisJet SL Flex material used to complete the build and volume of support matrix needed for bed run. Job cost will vary due to build conditions, model geometry, and support scale. Price quotes are issued at the time of consultation appointment. Price examples provided are for solid models with required support.
1” Cubic Volume (1x1x1) $14.00
2” Cubic Volume (2x2x2) $106.00
3” Cubic Volume (3x3x3) $356.00
4” Cubic Volume (4x4x4) $842.00
Payment is required in full upon completion of work and check-out occurs at the time of job order pick-up. No job order is released until payment is received in full. LaGuardia Studio accepts credit cards, personal checks, New York University chartfield account numbers and departmental grant checks where applicable. LaGuardia Studio reserves the right to hold or terminate any service job due to problems with payment. Please make personal checks payable to New York University.
Turnaround policies for the LaGuardia Studio Wide-Format Archival Print Service job orders is one week and under; turnaround begins at approval of color proofs. Turnaround policies for the LaGuardia Studio 3D Print Service and 3D Scanning Service are 10 business days and under. All LaGuardia Studio service jobs are expedited in the order of submission. Larger volume and more complicated projects may require more time, so please consult with the LaGuardia Studio staff prior to job submission in the case of time-sensitive projects.
Clients are responsible for the development and preparation of their project’s 3D content. Clients are additionally responsible for project readiness, which includes the organization of project details, direction and objectives. Clients must articulate special requirements for job orders that include unique project conditions, end-use information, critical time frames and formatting considerations.
Change orders occurring after job order submission but prior to printing, may increase job order cost, delay print production turn-around or result in the cancellation of the job order. Change orders occurring after completion of printing require payment in full for the original order and a submission of a new job order with a new corresponding charge fee.