We are equipped with a Prusa i3 MK2 and a Prusa i3 MK3S extrusion printer capable of printing objects up to 10 inches square. They can print in layers as thin as 100 microns.
We provide this service without charge to faculty, staff, and students. You are responsible for obtaining and providing your own print material cartridge and USB key; LSA IT simply supplies the time and the 3D printer to help you. We recommend using PLA material but can use other materials, please contact us with questions. Our printers use 1.75MM filament.
To have a 3D printed object follow these 3 easy steps:
- Contact LSA Technology Services to set up a time to discuss your project
- Transfer your STL file to USB key (STL is the only format we accept).
- At the mutually agreed upon time, drop the USB key and print material cartridge off in our 2428 Randall Lab office.
It can take some time for the process to complete. Once it is done, we will contact you using the information on the cartridge so you can pick up your USB key, print material cartridge and, of course, your complete object. You can swing by our Randall office between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to pick up the object.
Your object will have extra material that was used to support it during the print process that will require removal.
This service is "first come, first served," from the time you arrive at our office with your file ready to print, However, jobs submitted by local departmental users will have the highest priority. The consultants will make their best effort to print your object. However, we cannot guarantee results in every circumstance.
Some helpful tips:
- Please save your 3D object source file in the STL format.
- Expect it to take a day or two for your print job to be done. The thinner your file is set to print, the longer it will take.