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The Factory

The Factory is a Maker Space dedicated to the creation of things. By networking available labs on Mississippi State's campus, students will have access to the tools they need to create whatever they can imagine.

Rapid Prototyping Lab

Rapid Prototyping Lab
Mechanical Engineering has been generous enough to give Factory members access to their new Rapid Prototyping Lab. The dual material printer uses a dissolvable support material which allow for the creation of complex 3D geometries.
Print Area
The working area of the printer is 6"x 6"x 8" The machine resolution is .02 inches. This means that any features of the model that are smaller than .02 inches will not show up when printed. Material[edit] Models are printed in off-white ABS plastic.  
The current cost of printing is about $5 dollars a cubic inch for modeling and support materials.