The BIDC has recently switched from the Alaris Objet30 3D Printer to the FormLabs Form2. The printer is available to the UCSF community including students, faculty, and staff. The printer uses laser scanning technology to cure the resin into high precision 3D structures that are useful for design or prototyping, or when machining out of metal is inappropriate due to weight or conductivity concerns. The precision of the instrument also allows for the printing of highly detailed teaching aides. 

FormLabs offers a wide range of materials that may be better suited for your needs.

Test and "pilot" prints (of stocked materials) are freely available to our community, but regular users will be asked to contribute financially through a subscription or by the direct purchase of materials. 

For access please follow the Request Usage directions.

Build Volume: 145 x 145 x 175 mm
Laser Spot Size: 140 microns (FWHM)
Layer Thickness: 25-100 microns (substrate dependent)

Other 3D Printing services at UCSF:
Makers Lab (Parnassus Library)
Center for Advanced Technology (Mission Bay