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ISU Libraries 3D Printing: Printing Your Design

Policies and procedures for using the 3D printer. Includes directions on obtaining and designing files for print and procedures for preparing and sending the print request.

Procedure

During our pilot program from 5/22/2017 through 12/15/2017, 3D printing will be free to all current ISU students, faculty, and staff.  Due to the holidays, no 3D print requests will be accepted between December 16, 2017, and January 7, 2018. Beginning 01/08/2018, ISU Libraries will charge for 3D printing: $1.00 for models up to 10.0 L x 10.0 W x 12.5 H cm [3.9 L x 3.9 W x 4.9 H in.] in size and $2.00 for models between the sizes of 10.1 L x 10.1 W x 12.6 H cm [3.91 L x 3.91 W x 4.91 H in.]  and 29.5 L x 19.3 W x 16.0 H cm [11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.3 H in.]

First, you will need a 3D drawing to print out.  You can create your own or find free designs available online. Make sure your design is in .stl format. Make sure it is within the dimension limits of 29.5 L x 19.3 W x 16.0 H cm [11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.3 H in.]  To ensure that your finished print will be what you expected, make sure to run your file through a print preparation program before submitting it.

Second, fill out the 3D print request form and submit it to ISU Libraries.  Include any special instructions. Please make sure to include your correct email address so that we can contact you with any questions. We will contact you when your print is ready to be picked up.

Third, after the object is finished printing, you will want to give it some finishing touches.  You might remove support material, use sandpaper to smooth it out, or add some paint to give it the final appearance you want.

Makerbot Replicator+

Maximum build size: 29.5 L x 19.3 W x 16.0 H cm [11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.3 H in.]

Build Materials: PLA filament

Colors: see below for availability

Makerbot Replicator + -

Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. Retrieved from http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/makerbot-replicator-3d-printer/apd/a9231730/printers-ink-toner

Makerbot Replicator Mini

Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D printerMaximum build size: 4.9 in (h) x 3.9 in (w) x 3.9 in (l)

Build materials: PLA filament

We have the following basic color filaments available to choose from:

  • True Red
  • True Orange
  • True Yellow
  • True Green
  • True Blue
  • True Purple
  • True White
  • Warm Gray
  • Cool Gray
  • True Black

Makerbot replicator mini. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator mini. Retrieved from http://uncrate.com/article/makerbot-replicator-mini/

Makerbot filament color spools

 

 

 

 

 

Makerbot. (n.d.). Filament. Retrieved from https://store.makerbot.com/filament/

We also offer the following specialty colors:

  • Army Green     army green octopus
  • Natural     natural octopus
  • True Brown     brown octopus  
  • Ocean Blue     navy blue octopus
  • Pink (Makerbot Mini prints only)pink octopus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Systems

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Contact:
Eli M. Oboler Library
Building 50
Mail Stop 8089
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Resources

Brigham Young University Science & Map Department. (2017). 3D printing guide. Retrieved from http://guides.lib.byu.edu/c.php?g=216600&p=1429612

Makerbot. (n.d.). Filament. Retrieved from https://store.makerbot.com/filament/

Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. Retrieved from http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/makerbot-replicator-3d-printer/apd/a9231730/printers-ink-toner

Makerbot replicator mini. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator mini. Retrieved from http://uncrate.com/article/makerbot-replicator-mini/

 

 

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