Supply Large Format 3D Printer to University of Sunderland

Supply Large Format 3D Printer to University of Sunderland

Large format 3D printer utilising Fused Deposition Modelling/Fused Filament Fabrication process.

Contract summary


  • Industrial machinery – 42000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

Published date

22 March 2019

Closing date

04 April 2019

Contract start date

01 May 2019

Contract end date

31 December 2021

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The University of Sunderland seek to procure a Large format 3D printer utilising Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)/Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process capable of printing part in a variety of materials that must include but not limited to PLA and PVA. Additional materials such as TPU, Nylon and Polycarbonate would be an advantage.

o The print volume should measure at least 1.0m x 1.0m x 0.5m and must be possible to be delivered through a doorway 118cm wide and 198cm high.

o Due to the size of the print bed an auto levelling system is essential.

o The bed must be heated to facilitate good bed adhesion and reduce warping during print runs.

o Network connection via Ethernet is essential.

o Must have two separate filament extruders. Nozzles should be swappable and offer a variety of sizes up to at least 2mm. As this printer will be used to print large objects, it is essential that the extruder has a high output capable of at least 30mm3/S.

o Minimum layer height should be 50 microns.

o Software for processing the CAD data into the suitable print file and for control of any associated processes must be supplied and included in the proposal.


About the buyer

Contact name

Peter Cogan


City Campus
Chester Road
United Kingdom


0191 515 2470



Other information


Additional information on how to apply for this contract

Expression of interest and tender documents via the University of Sunderland E-Portal.

Funding Type (WEFO or EU) : EU

Funding Description

ERDF Funded

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.