Alaris 3D Printer
The Objet Alaris 3D Printer is maintained by the BIDC and is currently free of charge to UCSF students, faculty, and staff. The printer uses support material and UV curing to create high precision 3D structures that are useful for design and prototyping, or when machining out of metal is inappropriate due to weight or conductivity concerns. Users have even created useful teaching aides of biological materials they have imaged. Please visit the image gallery for inspiration.

The build material is Rigid Opaque White, temperature sensitive (though other colors are available for purchase). The printer has an accuracy of 100 µm with a build resolution of 600 dpi (XY) and 900 dpi (Z). Maximum build size is 295 x 192 x 148.6 mm. Compatible files include .stl, which can be created in Autodesk Inventor and Solid works.

For access please follow the Request Usage directions.




3D rendering of a non-pregnant mouse uterous. Image Credit: Ripla Arora, PhD. Laird Lab