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How to submit project?

Step 1: You must have a file that you have found from a webpage, created yourself, or scanned in an .stl format. 

Step 2: Submit your project by either coming by the library and leaving your file, or email Calvin Craig.  craig.calvin@gaston.edu

Step3: Staff will determine how long the file will take to print and the cost of the file.  20 cents per gram - $1.00 minimum.

Step 4: Decide which color you would like your print job to be. You can choose from red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, white, dark gray, light gray, black, or glow-in-the-dark.

Step 5: Sign the 3D Printer Request form and your project will be printed in the order it was received.

3D Printing

3D Printing

Location 

Location: Room 120 - First Floor - Morris Library - Dallas Campus

Access

In order to have something printed on our 3D printer, you must have already created a file, found a file or used our 3D scanner to create an .stl file for printing. Prints will be performed in the order they are received and may take a few days depending on order volume.

If you have questions, you can email Calvin Craig or call 704-922-6357.

Cost is determined by the final weight of the object (with support material). Current rates are $0.20 per gram with a $1.00 minimum. 

General Size to *Price Comparisons:

plastic items of varying sizes printed on 3D printer

*Price of object shown subject to change with each individual print.

Why 3D Printing?

3D Printing is a new technology that promotes creativity and innovation. This revolutionary machine provides an opportunity for our patrons to further their learning experience.

How does 3D Printing fit in an Academic Library? It advances the Libraries' Mission...

  • By supporting the University's mission of preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge
  • By providing access to resources to serve educational needs
  • Through appropriate facilities and quality service by helpful and expert staff using current technologies, collaborative strategies, and expanding information networks
  • By providing an essential facility where emerging and established scholars access information and gather in an atmosphere conducive to learning and other creative endeavors

Equipment

MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation

MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation

  • 20¢ per gram
  • Affordable, Consumer 3D Printing
  • Filament: PLA Plant-based Plastic
  • Build Volume: 9 x 7 x 5  inches
  • Print Resolution: 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm
  • Manufacturer's Details​

Filament

  • MakerBot PLA Filament is a bioplastic derived from corn. It is guaranteed not to contain any heavy metals, phthalates or BPA.
  • Multi-Colored printing will not be an available service.

  

 

MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner

MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner

  • 8" x 8" Scan Volume
  • Consumer-level 3D scanner optimized for 3D printing
  • Fast scan time
  • Medium to low resolution scans
  • Does not scan color data
  • Manufacturer's details

Information Access Librarian

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M-Th - 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri - 7:30am - 4:00pm (Fall & Spring)
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