3d Printing

Overview
  1. Submit your files to the 3DP folder and visit the Makerspace to confirm and check files.
  2. For self-serve printers, consult Makerspace crew and reference posters in the Makerspace.
  3. Pay before printing! Your receipt is your physical claim on the machine.
  4. During full queues, one printer per individual only! (no time quotas)
  5. Direct any and all questions or conflicts to Josh and/or Mel.
  6. Happy making!
Payment and Pick-up

Please check the Notification Spreadsheet to see if your 3D print is complete. Keep in mind 3D prints can often take many hours to complete, so adequate time should be allowed for completion of the print.

Models must be pre-paid - there are no exceptions. 3D prints can be pretty expensive so be sure you have enough money in your flex account to cover the full cost of the print before sending your job.

We will not start the print until it has been paid for in full. If you have an issue with the amount you are being charged, you should contact Josh and/or Mel to resolve the conflict.

Errors

An email will be sent to the student as soon as an error is discovered. Students must visit the shop to deal with problems. Problems cannot be dealt with via email or other form of communication, unless a phone call is made by the OPS employee to the student.

If there is an error due to the OPS, we will reprint the file at no charge to the student. The job will be moved to the front of the queue.

If there is an error due to the student, the student will be charged for the print and the reprint if the job is resubmitted. The resubmitted job will be moved to the end of the queue.

3D Printing Guide
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 (Makerbot): $0.08/gram of filament
PLA (Prusa): $0.25/meter of filament
ABS plastic (uPrint): $0.25/cm^3
Materials
Purchasing Materials
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