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Our 3D Printers
The Marston Science Library and Health Science Center Library have a Makerbot Replicator 2.
Q. What if I don't have an .stl file?
A. Most 3D modelling software should have the option to export as an .stl or .obj file. Please contact us if you need help.
Q. What are the dimensions of the largest thing I can print?
A. Approx 11.2" x 6" x 6.1" (285 x 153 x 155 mm). You may print in parts and attach them later.
Q. What are typical costs?
A. The minimum charge is $3, and several small pieces can be batched together. Most items under 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" are $3. A case or box around 6.5" x 3.5" x 3" costs around $20.
Q. When will my job be finished?
A. In addition to the time required to print, it depends on how many other jobs are waiting to print. We will give you an estimate when you submit your job.
3D Printing Procedures
- The cost is $.06/gram + $0.02/min as determined by Makerware, with a $3 minimum charge.
- Bring your .stl file on a flash drive to the Marston Science Library service desk or the Health Science Center Library information desk between 9-5 weekdays.
- If your job is simple, it can likely be accepted immediately.
- If your job is complicated or raises concerns, you may be asked to set an appointment with an expert or your file may need to be examined more closely before printing.
- The cost will be calculated and must be paid before your job is run.
- Bring a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) or a debit card that has a logo from either Visa or Mastercard to pay for your job.
- You will be asked to sign an agreement that you adhere to the UF Computer Use Policy and copyright regulations.
- You will get an estimate of when your job will be ready for pickup.
Need Other Options?
Do you need a higher quality printer? Check out the A2 Fab Lab, located in Architecture & Fine Arts. The lab has a Zcorp ZPrinter 450 and an Objet Eden 260V.