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.