Squires Library has one 3D printer available for faculty, staff, and student use. Our printer is a Fusion3 F306 Single that prints up to 12"x12"x12".
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.
We provide the 3D printer free of charge for projects related to coursework. For an individual's personal use, 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 and the project, this usually takes anywhere from one day to one week-- and sometimes longer.
If you would like to use the 3D printer, please contact the library's Public Services Desk at campus extension 8551 or 8562.
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