Location

Check out the new Makerspace in Swem! It's conveniently located on the main floor of Swem next to the Learning Center in room #139.

Getting Started

Check out this guide for instructions on using the printers and preparing files for printing. The Makerspace has only one computer available, so you will need to download and prepare your files for printing before you come to the library. Links to the required software are provided in the description of the printers to the right.

The Makerspace is open the same time as Swem, so be sure to check Swem's hours when planning your project. Some complex 3D objects can take multiple hours to print, so plan your reservation and print accordingly.

What's Available

The Makerspace has three 3D printers available for use. The library requires 24 hour advance notice for reserving a printer; if you don't see any time slots available below, please check the next day for more availability.

Ultimaker 2 Go Ultimaker 2+ Makerbot Replicator +



Small, portable printer ideal for small projects:

SoftwareCura
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File Source:
 SD card
Build Area: 4.5 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches
Resolution: 100 - 20 microns
Build Speed: Up to 8 mm/s
Medium: 3mm PLA filament
File Type: STL, OBJ

 

Similar to the Ultimaker 2 Go, but with a larger print area, faster build times, and heated build plate to prevent curling:

SoftwareCura
File Source:
 SD card
Build Area: 8.1 x 8.8 x 8.8 inches
Resolution: 600 - 20 microns
Build Speed: Up to 24 mm/s
Medium: 2.85mm PLA filament
File Type: STL, OBJ

Fast, reliable printer with a large print area:

SoftwareMakerbot Print
File Source: USB drive
Build Area: 6.5 x 11.6 x 7.6 inches
Resolution: 200 - 100 microns
Medium: 1.75mm PLA filament
File Type: STL, OBJ