3D Print Submission
To submit a project for printing, please follow these steps:
Prepare your file details
- Every file should be submitted with a separate form
- One part per file – multiple parts on a file cannot be manipulated independently
- Please provide infill percentage desired
- Please make sure measurements are correct and provided.
Submit the form
Go to the 3D Print Submission form, including all the details you prepared in Step 1.
PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THAT THE FORM IS FILLED OUT CORRECTLY, WHAT IS SUBMITTED IS WHAT WILL BE PRINTED.
Wait for Pick-up Email
When you receive an email stating your project is ready, feel free to stop by any time during our business hours.
Print Timeline: 3-5 business days
Please expect at least 1 business day for a reply to your email, and at minimum 2-3 business days for printing, depending on the queue.
Finals Week Print Timeline: 2+ weeks
3D printing is in huge demand during finals and the print queue often fills up two weeks in advance. Please submit your print request at least 10 days before it’s due.
Filament / Material
- FSE Students – MakerBot filament is available to FSE students for engineering class assignments. Please fill out a Print Submission Form with details about your class and your instructors name for approval. FSE students supplying their own 1.75mm PLA filament for personal projects can do so by checking “yes ” to supplying your own filament on the submission form.
- NON-FSE Students – We’re not a recharge center and you can request to have a lab assistant print your model using your own personal 1.75mm PLA material. Please fill out a Print Submission Form and check “yes” to using your own filament on the submission form.
Policies, terms and conditions
- All files MUST be ready to print; any last-minute changes or edits will require the student to complete these changes on their own, then return when changes are completed. Lab assistants will not make any changes to your files.
- Submit files in .STL format. Lab Assistants will not convert files for students.
- Each individual piece of a model must be in its own file. For example, if a model consists of six parts then we should receive six files from the student. The only exception are duplicates. Example (needing 3 each of the same exact piece).
- The 3D print lab will print the submitted project after receiving approval from an FSE instructor or by the student for their personal project.
- Projects will be printed on the first available 3D printer in the lab.
- Reprints are not permitted if the project breaks due to bad design or physics; we will reprint the project after you made corrections to the design.
- Depending on the print queue, projects may take 2-10 business days before completed. We will provide an estimate of how long it will take to complete your project but there is no guarantee whether or not it will be completed by that time. Be prepared for possible delays in the printing process.
- Some builds may require the student to split the part into several pieces and piece it together after being printed. Be prepared to assemble your project.
- Final print may have support material and may require clean up. FSE 3D print lab is not responsible for removing support material. You can remove support material with sand paper, wire cutters or other hand tools. FSE 3D print lab does not loan hand tools to remove support material.
- No one has permission to use the 3D printer to create material that is:
- Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for University environment.
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer is not be used to reproduce material subject to trademark, patent or copyright protection.
- The lab reserves the right to refuse 3D print request.
- Only designated FSE student workers and volunteers will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.