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
STL is a common format for the exchange of 3D models. Most modeling software should support this export format.
Fill out your contact information, attach your .STL file, supply any notes or special instructions, and submit!
We check your model for printability and notify you. Approved models accompanied by a cost estimate.
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.
Come to the makerspace during open hours to pick up your print!
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 learning to use the printers for yourself -- with our help and guidance!
Filament is charged at a rate of $0.10 per gram.
Resin is charged at a rate of $0.75 per mL.
How much is a gram?
All charges for 3D Print Requests are paid from the customer's free semester quota of PawPrints. 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.
If you have an idea that will require more filament or resin than your semester quota of PawPrints will allow, come by the Makerspace to discuss your options. We have several avenues to help you accomplish your goals.