To print a 3D object you need to send us the .STL file via email.
Printing costs $0.25 per gram of material
For more info: See the Policies tab to learn how to print a 3D object at the Creation Station.
If you have any questions not covered please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members can submit items to be printed on the 3D printer. Priority will be given to students who are using the 3D printer for a class assignment.
There are multiple ways you can create a 3D object. You can design an object in CAD software, you can scan an object with the 3D scanner, or you can download an already created file from Thingiverse. Please see the tabs on this guide for further information on all three ways to create an object. Then you send us the file to be printed. Students must use our filament.
*Faculty who would like to create a class project around the 3D printer- please contact us at email@example.com.
The 3D printer requires a .STL file type.
Email your .STL file or the URL to the object to firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice for the color of the object (black, red, white, translucent, purple, orange, green, yellow, gray, or blue). Only one color can be printed per object.
Your file will go into our printing queue, we will email you the price of the object and an estimated wait time.
We will contact you via email when your print is ready to be picked up. Items not picked up within 14 days after being printed become the property of the Library.
Printing is $0.25 per gram of material.
Cash is accepted and must be paid in full before taking your object from the library.
The fee is waived for students printing an item for a class project or assignment.
Objects can be picked up and paid for at the Library's Information Desk.
There are restrictions on what can be printed with the 3D printer. Items that cannot be printed include but are not limited to: items prohibited by local, state, or federal law, unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others, obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment, or any object in violation of intellectual property rights.
Do to the small space and location of the 3D printer, it is not possible at this time to be present while your object is being printed. However, there are windows from the Learning Commons and in the door that allow anyone to view prints in progress.
At this time only the Creation Station staff can operate the 3D printer.
To scan an object with the iSense hand held scanner, you must scan the object here in the library. Instructions on how to use the scanner and iPad will be provided. After you have scanned your item, upload your scan as a .STL file to our Cubify account. We will email you with the cost of the item and the estimated completion date. Finally, we will email you when you can come pick up your object at the Library's Information Desk. Users must comply with the Caldwell University Computer Use Policy.