3D Printing, 3D Scanning, and 3D Milling have arrivedThe McNeese Innovation Center is proud to announce the addition of new, cutting-edge technology. A 3D printer, 3D scanner, and 3D milling machine are now available to students, faculty, and local business and industry in Southwest Louisiana to aid in prototyping new products.
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing in which layers of plastics are built up to form a 3D object.
3D scanning is a process where a laser is pointed at an object and a camera records the location of the laser to build a 3D model. This model can be manipulated and printed or milled.
3D milling is a form of subtractive manufacturing in which layers of material are removed from a block of raw material using a cutting tool.
If you are interested in prototyping, please contact the EDA University Center for Economic Development for rates. (email@example.com)
Note: The 3D printer and 3D milling machine require a computer-generated STL file. You must have this file already created in order to create a prototype.
The two videos below are demonstrations of 3D printing and 3D milling in the Innovation Center.
3D Printing Demonstration:
3D Milling Demonstration: