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3D Print Requests

The Moody Makerspace can assist you with your first 3D prints. Limited 3D print fulfillment is also available under special circumstances. This guide introduces that process.

3D Print Requests

We'd like everyone to gain confidence in the skills required for 3D printing. We know this takes time, so we designed this process to allow you to walk through the 3D printing steps with one of our Maker Apprentices. Before submitting an item for print, take some time to read through the steps (and explanation of cost) below. If you'd like to be part of the process, bring your request to the Makerspace in person, and we'll help you perform the print yourself. 

If you need help with the design, send us what you have, even a picture, and let's talk about your options.

DISCLAIMER: Our first interest is in Academic and other University projects. Personal projects are secondary to these requests, so don't be surprised if we aren't immediately available to work on your project!

Please be aware of our Library Policy on Making

The Process

PREPARE YOUR .STL FILE

STL is a common format for the exchange of 3D models. Most modeling software should support this export format.

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UPLOAD YOUR FILE

Fill out your contact information, attach your .STL file, supply any notes or special instructions, and submit!

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WE EVALUATE YOUR MODEL

We check your model for printability and notify you. Approved models accompanied by a cost estimate.

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JOIN US TO SLICE YOUR MODEL

Check Makerspace open hours and visit us to start the printing process. When the print is complete, you will be notified and sent an invoice by email.

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COLLECT YOUR ITEM IN THE MAKERSPACE

Come to the makerspace during open hours to pick up your print!

Pricing

A flat rate of $2.00 is charged for evaluation of your .STL file and setup of the printer. You can avoid this charge by coming to the Makerspace and performing the evaluation and printer setup yourself (we will help)! Filament (the material used to print your model) is charged at a rate of $0.10 per gram. How much is a gram?

tape-roll
38g
scissors
46g
marker-green
16g
pencil
5g
can-empty
16g
can-full
380g
post-it
43g

All invoices are handled by PawPrints, and paid from a customer's free semester quota. We are unable to accept cash or equivalent payments. Customers who overdraw their semester balance, will have the overdrawn amount transferred to their student bill at the end of each semester. More billing details can be found in our PawPrints FAQs.

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