Join us in the Mastodon MAKERLab 3D print lab, open to students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in consulting with us on a project or if you are interested in 3D printing, start by filling out a request form.
The Printing Process
To get started with your print job, submit a request using the 3D print request form. Provide your model file (upload
All charges for requests will come out of your PaperCut account balance, shared with printing paper copies. Pricing ranges from .10/gram for single-color plastic prints up to $0.20/g of filament/ $1.75/mL of ink for full-color plastic printing. Your balance will be refilled every semester; the balance can be increased beyond the standard semester allotment by visiting the Bursar office. Scanning services are free of charge. See the equipment list for details.
The Mastodon MAKERLab is equipped by IT Services with the following devices:
- ROBO3D R1+ printers - Standard 1.75mm PLA plastic 3D printers
- ROBO 1 - Setup for standard single-color print requests for .1 .2 .3 mm layer heights ($0.10/gram)
- ROBO 2 - Setup with a wide nozzle for printing .4 .5 .6 mm layer heights for faster printing/large objects when less detail is needed ($0.10/gram)
- ROBO 3 - Setup with a Palette+ device that allows for the printing of 1-4 colors/filament types in one print (price varies based on material, starting at .10/gram)
- FormLabs Form2 Resin Printer - High-definition monochrome resin printing capable of .025 .05 or .1 mm layer heights ($0.20/mL)
- XYZ DaVinci Color Printer - Capable of printing full-color PLA plastic parts by applying CMYK ink to each print layer (.20/g of plastic and 1.75/ml of ink)
MakerbotDigitizer Scanner - For scanning small-medium sized items that could fit on a record player.
- Skanect iPad Scanner - Ideal for scanning objects that don’t fit on the
MakerbotDigitizer, such as a person, large object, or room
- The 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. Faculty, staff, and students will not be permitted to use the 3D printer to create materials that are:
- Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
- Unsafe, harmful, or dangerous
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the university environment
- In violation of intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection
- Only designated IT Services staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
- Prints will sometimes require support material, which is included when we weigh finished prints. MAKERLab staff will remove support material before pick-up to reduce the likelihood of breaking the actual print. Any additional sanding, painting, etc. will be the requester’s responsibility
- There may be times that a printer is being upgraded, repaired, or is being used for an event or a course. Such a delay will be noted on the request process