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3D Printing

Overview
  1. 3D printing, as of Fall 2020, is accessed remotely and managed via the 3DPrinterOS cloud printing system. You can access an instructive video on setting up 3DPrinter OS and using it to print here.

  2. Setting up a 3D print for success is a bit of an art. You can access our series of videos for tips on setting up your model for printability here. If you have any questions about complex or stubborn prints, ask the crew or staff in the makerspace.

  3. You are responsible, short of machine errors, for the success of your print. To this end, failed prints due to incorrectly or poorly set up files will not be refunded for errors. Again, communication is key. If you are running into issues, ask the crew. If you continually re-send failing prints, you will be charged for each.

  4. Payment is deliverable upon pickup, determined by model weight.

  5. Prints are available in WHITE or TRANSLUCENT filament. Translucent does not equal clear. Check samples before your print to confirm.

Payment and Pick-up

Prints are charged upon pickup. You only need to visit the makerspace once to pickup and pay. Price estimates are available in 3DPrinterOS. Make sure you have funds on your CUID before coming to the makerspace.

You can check your place in the queue via 3DprinterOS. Makerspace crew will email once your model is ready for pickup.

Errors

Makerspace crew will make every effort to intercept file failures before they happen, to restart quick failures, and to manage files between machines to maximize your print’s chance of success.

This being said, 3D printing is a risky, fail-prone process. If you suspect your print is excessively complex or difficult, please contact us for advising in advance. This extra step can save both money and time.

Prints that are submitted with no attention or care to printability will not be assisted or refunded in the case of repeated failures.

3D Printing Guide
3D Printing Queue
Pricing
As of March 2018, prices have changed to reflect material consumption. Please visit the Fab Lab or consult the graphic references on this page for details.

Resin (Formlabs): $0.25/mL

PLA (Prusa): $0.25/meter of filament