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3D Printing at the Library of Engineering and Science: Verify & Review

3D Printing Temporarily CLOSED

3D Printing

will be temporarily

CLOSED

December 14th through January 10th

for maintenance

We apologize for any inconvenience & thank you for understanding.

The Rules

Rule 0: All prints must follow university guidelines and applicable laws.

  • This includes, but is not limited to: no weapons, nothing that violates IP protections, nothing unsuitable to a library setting.

Rule 1: Prints must be physically printable on the Lulzbot Taz 6

  • Print space is 11" x 11" x 9.8" (279 x 279 x 248mm).  

Rule 2: We have a limit of 50g per print and 100g per patron per month

Rule 3: Submit only one file per request.

  • If you need multiple copies, indicate that in the comments.  (All copies collectively must fit 50g limit)
  • Submit separate requests for each file.

Rule 4: Completed prints must be collected within 2 weeks of Completion email.

Cura for Lulzbot

Image result for cura lulzbot editionCura LulzBot Edition is the free software that we use for all of our printing.  It is already installed on all D-VELoP lab computers, and can be downloaded onto your own computer from https://www.lulzbot.com/cura

Once you've done this basic setup, you can load your .stl file to preview the size, weight, and even time to print.

1) Select LulzBot TAZ 6 as the printer type.

2) Material Type is PLA (Village Plastics), unless you've provided your own material. 

3) The Generate Support option is the biggest impact on weight.  If your print has any overhangs, you'll need to toggle this on to get an accurate weight estimate.

4) This will tell you the dimensions of your print (height x width x length).  STL files always load with mm as the unit, so verify that your print is the size you need.  If you want to change the size of your print, you can use the resize tool from the left hand column.

5) Print Weight will tell you how much material is needed to print.  The exact weight will depend on various setting, including the infill %, support y/n and support %, but size and design will make the most difference.

Extra Info: Use the Layer View option to switch from viewing the imported model to viewing a preview of how the item will actually be printed.  This is very useful for revealing potential issues with high detail areas and showing where support will be needed.  

Sample Cura screen showing where information can be found.

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Hours

Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Maker Space within DVELoP (Data Visualization Experience Lab of Purdue)

Library of Engineering & Science Reference Desk 765-494-0831

walc3dpr@purdue.edu

Available 3D Printing Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 2:00am

Friday

8:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday

11:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday

11:00am - 2:00am