ISU Libraries provides 3D printing technology as part of a mission to provide resources and services that support and advance the education and scholarship of ISU students and faculty. ISU Libraries is strategically positioned to provide a place for collaboration, offering new and emerging technology to the ISU community, promoting student success, and nurturing creativity and discovery with state-of-the-art tools. In order to provide optimal service to the ISU community, ISU Libraries adheres to the following regulations and policies.
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.
ISU Libraries reserves the right to:
The 3D printer is to be used for lawful purposes only. Failure to comply with the policies listed below can result in the rejection of future 3D print requests. No one is permitted to use the 3D printer to create material that is:
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.
Beginning January 8, 2018, ISU Libraries will charge for 3D printing based on the size of the model. The cost will be either $1.00 or $2.00 per .stl file submitted depending on the size of the model.
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.
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