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 11" x 11" x 11". If you need larger, you may print in parts and then fuse them together.
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. You will receive e-mail updates throughout the entire process, so please be patient. Class assignments receive priority but please do not wait until the last minute to try to print.
The Marston Science Library has Fusion F400's, F306s, Lulzbot Taz6 and Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printers. Marston Science Library, Architecture & Fine Arts, and the Health Science Center Library also have NextEngine 3D scanners for public use.
Do you need to print in metal, resin, or another material? Check out the Fab Lab, located in Infinity Residential Hall. The lab has the Objet Eden and a Metal X printer that can handle these requests.
Engineering students: 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: