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Solids Modeling Lab

Solids Modeling Lab

The Solids Modeling Lab is managed by the Design, Fabrication and Testing research area. It was built in 2012 and is housed within the 440,000-square-foot Aldred Centre. The Lab supports prototype development for applied research and innovation projects at SAIT.

Accelerating the Prototype Development Process

Once a part is modeled using a 3D printer, it can be tested for size, aerodynamics, fit, etc. before being machined in metal. This enables quick turnaround and numerous, affordable design iterations during the prototype development process.

Facility highlights

This lab is equipped with 3D scanning, reverse engineering, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping capabilities. ARIS has three 3D printers, each with varying capabilities.

  • SolidWorks and Geomagic computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Creaform EXAScan handheld 3-D scanner
  • Fusion deposition modeling (FDM) rapid prototyping (Fortus 400mc; 16”x14”x16” build size)
  • Jetted photopolymer rapid prototyping (Objet30 Scholar; 11.81”x7.87”x5.9” build size)
  • Powder/binder/infiltrant, colour 3-D printing (ZPrinter 650; 10”x15”x8” build size)

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