Once you have created or downloaded an .stl file, you will need to use the Cura Software to prepare your print i.e. the orientation on the plate, the size.
Looking for inspiration? Be sure to check out the 3D Model Gallery to explore different collections.
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.
To create your own designs you have quite a few different options in design software. All of the following programs are free for you to use to create 3D models. Looking for inspiration? Be sure to check out the 3D Model Gallery below to explore premade designs.
If you're just looking for inspiration or want to explore the possibilities of 3D printing check out the following collections with downloadable 3D model designs.
If you do choose to use a downloaded file, be sure to read through the Helpful Hints section above to make sure your design is printer-friendly prior to printing.
Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Maker Space within DVELoP (Data Visualization Experience Lab of Purdue)
Library of Engineering & Science Reference Desk 765-494-0831
WALC Information Desk 765-494-0514
|Available 3D Printing Hours|
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm