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FREE 3D Printing Continues!

by Laura Gleason on 2017-08-28T11:53:00-06:00 in 3D printing, Eli M. Oboler Library, Computer Science and Technology

3D pring of a sitting foxWHO:  3D printing at ISU Libraries is available to all ISU students, faculty, and staff. At this time, only authorized ISU Libraries staff will have physical access to the 3D printer.

WHAT:  A 3D printer takes a 3D drawing rendered on a computer and extrudes a plastic filament to "print" the object.

WHERE:  Fill out the 3D print request form and submit it to ISU Libraries.  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.

WHEN:  During our pilot program from May 22, 2017, through December 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.
  • ISU Libraries will assume ownership of completed print jobs not picked up after 7 business days and reserves the right to deny future print requests to that patron.

HOW:   You will need a 3D drawing to print out.  You can create your own or find free designs available online. To ensure that your finished print will be what you expected, make sure to run your file through a print preparation program. 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.

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