Stratasys 3D printing
Tips / Reminders
- Please notify the lab assistant what units your model was designed with millimeters or inches.
- Proper part thickness is also important. Parts must be at least 3mm in thickness to print properly.
- Please note that hollow objects printed must have an opening to allow for the removal of support material
- If you have any other questions on how to prepare your file from Rhino, please refer this document:
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 FSE 3D print lab.
- Reprints are not permitted if the project breaks due to bad design or physics; we will reprint the project after corrections are made to the design.
- Depending on the print queue, projects may take 7-10 business days before completed. We will attempt to estimate 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.
- Final print may have support material on them and may require clean up. FSE 3D print lab is not responsible for removing the support material, please be prepared to 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 copyright, patent or trademark 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.