Access to Spark A student watches the laser cutter in progress

Gaining access to the use of Spark’s resources happens in two ways - achieving a Maker Level (from Tinkerer to Power User) and being trained on specific machinery. Please review the following documentation before seeking use of Spark.

Makerspace Equipment

The following equipment is available in Spark Innovation Studio. Please read through all documentation before arriving at Spark for training. Also note that Spark's equipment is primarily intended for prototyping rather than mass production of products or projects.

Machine Description

Documents / Cost

Image of the Flashforge Dreamer 3D printerFlashforge Dreamer 3D printer

A dual extrusion 3D printer, the Flashforge Dreamer produces 3D models from plastic material.

  • Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Build volume: 231 x 149 x 139 mm
  • Resolution: 100 microns (0.1 mm)
  • Material: ABS / PLA / PVA

Flashforge product website

Documentation:
Status:
  • Ready to use!
Cost for use:
  • $0.10 / gram 
  • filament is provided
Image of the formlabs Form 2 3D printerformlabs Form 2 3D printer

The Form 2 3D printer produces high quality 3D models from liquid resin material.

  • Technology: Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Build volume: 145 × 145 × 175 mm
  • Resolution: 25 microns (0.025 mm)
  • Material: photopolymer resin

formlabs product website

Documentation:
Status:
  • Ready to use!
Cost for use:
  • standard resin: $0.30 / mL ($5 min)
  • flexible / tough resin: $0.65  / mL ($5 min)
  • resin is provided
Image of the US Cutter Titan vinyl cutterUSCutter TITAN 2 Vinyl Cutter

This 28" vinyl cutter can produce graphics, logos, lettering and more from a variety of vinyl materials.

US Cutter product website

Documentation:
Status:
  • Ready to use!
Cost for use:
  • $0.15 / linear inch for standard vinyl (5-year calendared vinyl)
  • $0.50 / linear inch for heat transfer vinyl
  • material is provided
Image of the Full Spectrum P-Series laser cutterFull Spectrum P-Series 20x12" CO2 Laser Cutter

The Full Spectrum P-Series 45w laser cutter is capable of cutting and etching a variety of woods and plastics.

Full Spectrum product website

Documentation:
Status:
  • Ready to use!
Cost for use:
  • $1 / minute for the first 10 minutes; $0.50 / minute thereafter
  • material is not provided
Image of the Viper garment printerDTG Viper2 Garment Printer

Designed with entrepreneurs in mind, the DTG Viper2 garment printer uses a cartridge-based ink system for direct-to-garment printing.

DTG product website

Documentation:
Status:
  • Out of magenta ink!
Cost for use:
  • Flat $5.00 setup/cleaning fee

  • Small design, white garment - $5.50

  • Small design, dark garment - $7.50

  • Large design, white garment - $11.50

  • Large design, dark garment - $14.50

  • Heat press use ONLY - $2.00 per press

  • Note: white garments do not require pretreat, which accounts for the difference in price

  • material is not provided

Image of the Inventables CNC routerInventables X-Carve CNC router

This 3-axis router is designed to carve with fine detail and complex curves in wood, plastic, metal and more.

Inventables product website

Documentation:
Status:
  • Currently out of service. See a staff member for details.
Cost for use:
  • $1 / minute for the first 10 minutes; $0.50 / minute thereafter
  • material is not provided
Xyron XM2500 laminator Xyron XM2500 Laminator

This cold, pressure-sensitive laminator can accommodate prints up to 25" wide. Material currently available at Spark:

  • 2-sided lamination (1 side gloss, other side matte)
  • high-tack, adhesive-backed lamination
  • repositionable, adhesive-backed lamination

Xyron product website

Documentation:
  • Coming soon! See a staff member for assistance.
Cost for use:
  • 2-sided lamination: $0.15 / linear inch
  • high-tack, adhesive-backed: $0.25 / linear inch
  • repositionable, adhesive-backed: $0.50 / linear inch
  • material is provided