In this Guide:
Q. How do I submit a 3D print job?
A. See details on the Submitting page!
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. Approximately 12" x 12" x 12". If you need larger, you may print in parts and attach them later.
Q. What are typical costs?
A. The charge to print is $.15/gram with a 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.
The Marston Science Library, the Education Library, and Health Science Center Library have Makerbot Replicator 2 and Fusion F306 3D printers. Marston Science Library and the Health Science Center Library also have NextEngine 3D scanners for public use.
Engineering students: you may print any models that you created yourself at the College of Engineering's 3D Printing Lab in 339 MAE-A. The MAE Rapid Prototyping Facility in 313 MAE-B has a wider range of printers and is open to qualified users.
Do you want an expert to create your customized model? Would you like your model to be printed in a material type that we don't have in the libraries? Here are some options: