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3D Printers

*** Beginning 9/7/2022 The FGCU Library will begin charging for 3D printing. If you have any questions please contact libmaker@fgcu.edu ***

Prusa 3D Printer Printing Space

 

About the Library's 3D Printers

The FGCU Library has three 3D printers available in the 3D Printing Studio located in Library West 116. To begin the process, faculty, staff, or currently enrolled students must submit a zip file containing the 3D model* information to print (GCODE, STL, BLEND, OBJ, FBX). After you submit your request the Library Makerspace will email you to confirm that your request was successfully processed or if there are errors. If errors exist, it is recommended to either schedule a consultation for advice on how to proceed or check out the 3D modeling page with videos on preparing your model for printing. If the request was processed successfully we will email you to confirm the price, and if the price is okay we will begin printing. Once the print is complete we will email you again with the information on how to pay for your request. Follow the directions on the email to pay. Once payment is confirmed will will notify you where you can pick up your completed request. All transactions will be done through the FGCU Library Makerspace Marketplace.

Note that FGCU uses Blender, so any file type submitted must be either the already sliced GCODE set up with proper parameters or a file that can be opened by Blender. STL is the preferred file type, which can be exported from Blender and most other 3D Modeling software environments.

Note that projects are completed on a first come first serve basis. Please submit all requests well before the expected needed date to ensure enough time to complete.

***The FGCU Library has the right to refuse any prints, for any reason.***

Questions? Contact libmaker@fgcu.edu