South's new Stratsys Fortus printer will print in 11 different production-grade thermoplastics including ABS, PC, and Nylon. Some of these plastics are medical grade. Along with the printer comes two days of specialized training provided at company headquarters in Eden Prairie.
Funding for the printer was made possible by MCTC a member of our Perkins Consortium, the grant funder.
Special thanks to South parent, John
Neal, who provided transportation and delivery of the printer. Appreciation too, is extended to the MPS Career & Technical department for coming through with wiring work needed for the additional power the printer requires.
Sivoy says, "This is an once in a life-time opportunity that we could not let pass. We are the only high school in the state, quite possible many states, with this type of 3D printer."
The department's older Stratasys 1200 will continue to meet prototyping demands, printing in ABS plastic for many student projects.