3D printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. This involves heating bioplastic filament and then laying it down in thin layers until a new object emerges.
Squires Library offers 3D printing to students, faculty, and staff. We charge $0.20/gram for each object and operate the queue on a first-come, first-served basis.
3D printers can be difficult machines and problems often occur, but we do our best to turn prints around as quickly as possible. Depending on demand, this usually takes anywhere from one day to one week -- and sometimes longer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
When the object is complete it will be weighed and charged $0.20 per gram. This amount will be rounded up to the nearest dollar.
Can I be given a price estimate?
Yes, the software that we use to print allows us to estimate the weight of the object.
What colors do you have?
Black, Red, Blue, Yellow, and Natural
Can I print multiple colors on one object?
This is a single filament 3D Printer so it can not print on the same objects two different colors. If you have separate objects that go together then you are able to use different colors.
Can I watch my object print?
Yes, there will be a start time for the print and you are more than welcome to come by and watch your object be printed.