3D Printing
Posted by Erika Rydberg, Last modified by Erika Rydberg on 06 September 2019 03:09 PM

3D Printing

3D Printers lay down heated plastic in layers to create three-dimensional objects. With this technology, patrons can create prototypes, replacement parts, and final products. Our 3D printing services include required consultation, evaluation of submitted 3D models, print processing and 3D object printing. 3D models are created using CAD software or tools like a 3D scanner. Print times can vary depending upon factors such as object size, object density, and resolution.

The Lulzbot TAZ 5 has a maximum print size of 11.4 x 10.8 x 9.8 inches. 

The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ has a maximum print size of 8.8 x 8.8 x 12.0 inches.

The Zortrax M200 has a maximum print size of 7.9 x 7.9 by 7.1 inches.

Accepted file type is .STL.

Filament GIF

For the colors we offer for 3D printing please see the images below. Please note we do run out of colors, so when selecting color it is best to submit your top two choices  in the notes section of the Print Depot

form. We currently offer two materials; PLA and ABS.We use ABS exclusively with our Zortrax printer, and PLA with our Taz and Ultimaker. 

  PLA Image

ABS pic

3D Printing

PLA Plastic 

$3 set up fee per build

+ 4¢ per gram of weight* (material cost)

+ 50¢ per hour of print time

* Includes support material

Print Submission

Please follow the instructions and submit your print(s) to us online at https://campus.plymouth.edu/it/print-depot/ or if you're on campus you can find the same page via go/printdepot. Once you have submitted a print and it has gone through successfully you should receive an automated email notification. 

Please take note - if your file is over 20 MB you will have to upload it to OneDrive following the instructions in order to submit your file(s) to the Print Depot.

An outline of the instructions for OneDrive
One Drive
1. Upload your file to your Microsoft OneDrive Account
2. Once uploaded click on your file and select "get link"
3. Select "edit link - no sign-in required" in the drop-down menu.
4. Paste the URL from the box that appears in the box below.

For any questions about the Print Depot please email helpdesk@plymouth.edu and see our brochure below also available at the Help Desk. 

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