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3D Printing: Home

Learn what printers are in the lab and how to use them.

3D Printing

banks of 3D printers

3D printing is an additive manufacturing process. A physical object is created from a digital file by adding layer upon layer of material.

Why would you be interested in 3D printing?

There are many use cases for 3D printing. Below a just a few ideas.

  • repair small appliances
  • make items to give as gifts or to sell
  • prototype a new product idea

Ultimaker S3 and S5

small and big 3d printersBuild volume

  • Ultimaker S3: 230 x 190 x 200 mm (9 x 7.4 x 7.9 inches)
  • Ultimaker S5: 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches)

In the Innovation Lab:

  • 8 Ultimaker S3 machines
  • 2 Ultimaker S5 machines available.


Formlabs Form 3

Form 3 3D printerResin Printer

Build Volume

  •  145 × 145 × 185 mm (5.7 × 5.7 × 7.3 inches)

In the Innovation Lab:

  • 2 Formlab Form3 machines available


Want to Create Something?

The rest of this guide explains how to get involved in 3D printing at the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab.

We can't wait to see what you'll make.