Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

3D Printing

Project request

Available Printers:

FlashForge Creator Pro 

 For general purpose printing.  Training and access is available upon request to all PCMD members. 







FormLabs Form 3

For smooth surface finishes and very high precision. Has the capacity to print autoclavable materials and optically clear materials. Access and training available on a case-by-case basis. 





   Ultimaker S3

    For complex geometry and functional parts. Water soluble support material   allows for printing large overhangs and internal features. 








3d Printer Comparison 


FlashForge Creator Pro FormLabs Form 3 (SLA) Ultimaker S3

Layer Resolution

100 - 400 microns 25 - 300 microns 20 - 200 microns

XY Precision 

200 microns 25 microns 6.9 microns

Materials Available

ABS Formlabs photopolymer resins PLA, PVA, many more upon request

Maximum build volume

22.7 × 14.8 × 15.0 cm 14.5 × 14.5 × 18.5 cm 23.0 × 19.0 × 20.0 cm

Support Material?


Yes- thin supports require physical removal and post-processing

Yes- PVA water-soluble support


Available to all users

Fastest turnaround time

Printing requires a washing and a curing step

Parts can be optically clear

Parts can be autoclavable





Tutorials and Tips

See our recent 3D printing learning lunch!

More coming soon!

3D Printing Project Request


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