You will bring in your .CUBE3 file on a USB drive and give it to a library staff member at the Information Desk. (Refer to our Contact section for library hours.)
The reference staff will look over the file to see if there are any obvious problems that need to be addressed, and give you an estimated completion time. Please refer to our Helpful Hints section to make sure your design is printer-friendly before you hand over your USB drive.
You will receive an email when your job is completed, and you can pick it up at your convenience. You need to present your Purdue ID to collect your print job.
3D printers allow users to create a physical object from a digital model. This is typically done by laying down many thin layers of material.
3D printing is useful to anyone who requires low-volume custom prototypes. Think about making models for class projects, testing design ideas, creating visual aids, creating components to incorporate into larger-scale models. These ideas can be applied to many fields of study, from engineering to nursing to chemistry to geology. The possibilities are endless, limited only to the size of the printer and your imagination.
Specifically, the libraries' printers may not be used to create material that is:
Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
Prohibited by University Policy
Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others
Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment
In violation of intellectual property rights.