Supply of a 3D Printer

Supply of a 3D Printer

The manufacturer should be firmly established in the U.K., Europe or worldwide, with a number of recent relevant installations of 3D printing systems demonstrating high quality, very good reliability, excellent training and user-support and fully supported remote diagnostics.

REFERENCE NTU/14/714/ML

714 – Provision of a 3D Printer
Awarding body Nottingham Trent University

Est. Start Date: 02/06/2014
Est. End Date: 31/05/2019

Description

3D Printer
4.1. The manufacturer should be firmly established in the U.K., Europe or worldwide, with a number of recent relevant installations of 3D printing systems demonstrating high quality, very good reliability, excellent training and user-support and fully supported remote diagnostics.
4.2. The system should have the ability to print to at least a 16 micron accuracy.
4.3. The system should be able to print parts to at least 298mm by 185mm by 203mm in total size.
4.4. It is desirable that the system should be capable of printing in high-speed modes and high-definition modes.
4.5. The system should be suitable to be able to support Product Design, Architectural, Civil Engineering, Fashion, and Medical Research areas. It must show a track record of being used in industry for such purposes.
4.6. The system must have the ability to print soluble support to assist the main build material. A simple system of support material removal is essential.
4.7. The ability for the system to print a range of different build materials will be required (although multiple build materials in a single job would be desirable, it is not required)
4.8. The system should easily accept CAD input from popular CAD software, including Solidworks, 3D Studio Max, Vectorworks, and Autodesk Revit.
4.9. The system package should be suitable for an office environment, with any mechanical noise being reduced to a minimum, and no toxic chemicals present.
4.10. Access via telephone/email and internet (e.g. remote access) to technical support for both hardware and software at no extra cost for the lifetime of the system, including access to applications specialists should be provided.
4.11. All training for a minimum of 4 people in all aspects of hardware and software to be provided within the cost of the purchase.
4.12. Full service contract to run for 5 years from purchase included is desirable, with the first year being required.
4.13. The vendor should provide details of ongoing post-sales support for application and use of the system, including advice on increasing the output quality of the results gained from it and it is desirable that they be prepared to collaborate on such projects.
4.14. The vendor should have suitable numbers of service/repair personnel situated in the UK and be capable of rapid response to any technical issues, by engineer visit or remote troubleshooting.
 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process One off Purchase
Option to extend N/A
Estimated ValueText Description One off Purchase but with on-going service and support.
Category Printing, Information Communication Technology,
CPV codes 22000000, 50000000, 38000000, 51000000, 00000001,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

2 May 2014

8 days

Submission Return By

9 May 2014

15 days

extend contract options:

N/A

Contact Details

Nottingham Trent University
Mark Lucas
[0115] 8488747