Examples

S Rank Rubber-like Resin (Shore Durometer A:5)

Hand Model (Image Provided by Prof. Irie, Osaka Sangyo University)

Model : M3DS-SA5 / Material : S Rank Rubber-like Resin
S Rank Rubber-like Resin enables modeling with softness as human skin, especially as earlobe. For example, hard parts of artificial hand can obtain soft touches by covering them with this resin. It may be effectively used for Soft Robots.

A Rank Rubber-like Resin (Shore Durometer A:13)

Heart

Model : M3DS-SA5 / Material : A Rank Rubber-like Resin
It is effective in medical education or for planning surgery to use 3D printed internal
organ. By using A Rank Rubber-like resin, the softness could be close to actual organs.

Rubber-like Resin (Shore Durometer A:60)

Blower / Insulator
Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Rubber-like Resin

3D printed air blower and insulator for prototype purposes.
Because rubber-like resin is used, not only confirming geometry, but also functionality could be verified.

Aneurysm Simulation Model
(In courtesy of Prof. Sakuma, Kyoto Institute of Technology)

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Rubber-like Resin
This model is used to test blood flows in blood vessel with aneurysm based on simulation result, and utilized in laboratory in the university. The benefit of stereo lithography is able to create such geometry without seam. Because the material of the model is rubber-like resin, the hardness is close to actual blood vessel, also semi-transparent, flow can be observed by eyes.

Acrylic Resin (for Flash 75)

Pressure foot / Tool post

Model : Flash75 / Material : Acrylic Resin
These parts are in the process of evaluating to use for automated tool change type of PCB milling machine. These parts have complex geometry and creating them with machining center is quite labor consuming. To reduce prototype workload and cost, we use 3D printers.

Limit switch holder

Model : Flash75 / Material : Acrylic Resin
Limit switch is actually used for small home use type 3D printers like "RepRap".
At MITS, we use it test new resins. The model is placed so that mounting holes are oriented to perpendicular to forming direction, and confirm that hole is created accurately.

Y axis fixture jig

Model : Flash75 / Material : Acrylic Resin
This is a part to fix lead screw nut. While it must be fixed without looseness, it cannot be too tight either. Therefore, we have used 3D printer to test several different geometries. And now, we have decided current mechanism used in our PCB milling machine.

Acrylic Resin

Engine block

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
3D printed model can be used for education to learn mechanism of machines.



Exhaust panel

Model: M3DS-SA5
Material: Acrylic Resin 50% / Rubber-like Resin 50%
This is a panel for exhausting hear/air electric control equipment box.
This 3D printer model is actually can be used for functional test for exhaust efficiency.
Because there is no need to create mold, this can contribute to reduce workload and cost for prototyping.


Turbine

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
Thin propeller geometry and sharp edge is quite well created, which is difficult in FDM 3D printers. This sample shows the strength of stereo lithography 3D printers.
This part was downloaded from web site.

Dust attraction nozzle

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
Prototype parts of MITS's own PCB milling machine is created by 3D printer.
For effective dust extraction while milling, we have created 3 different models of nozzles in 3D printer and tested for effectiveness, and most efficient geometry has decided, and best performed nozzle is, in fact, implemented our commercial product.

45°L Fixture

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
If you would like to have not standard L fixture other than 90 degrees, you can easily create in very short period of time. This type application is effective in many types of design in buildings or installation. 

Measurement head for measuring softness
(In courtesy of Prof. Sakuma, Kyoto Institute of Technology)

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin

Varieties of geometry of measurement head is needed for measurement hardware.
Even for the parts with complex structure that is difficult to create in machining process, by using our stereo lithography machine, you can easily create quickly with low cost. After verifying the geometry of this head, actually this head is used for final commercial product.

Gear / Nut and Bolt

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
MITS 3D printers are of course good at creating common 3D printer samples like nut and bolt.
You can actually rotate gears or bolts like real ones. 

Vitamin C Molecule Model

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
This model is used to test blood flows in blood vessel with aneurysm based on simulation result, and utilized in laboratory in the university. The benefit of stereo lithography is able to create such geometry without seam. Because the material of the model is rubber-like resin, the hardness is close to actual blood vessel, also semi-transparent, flow can be observed by eyes.

Cube (30mm)

Model: M3DS-SA5 / Material: Acrylic Resin
This model shows the characteristics of 3D printers very well. For now, the smallest dimension is 1mm and is difficult existing machining process to open such hole. But with 3D printer, it can be created with ease.