3D Fabrication

Close up image of 3D printed objects on a 3D printer. You can see the layers that make up the object.

3D Printing

We 3D print objects for users as a service, rather than allowing public use of our equipment. To have something 3D printed, please visit TechLab with either a .stl or a .3mf file. After a quick consultation to determine print attributes (resolution, size, etc.), we will then 3D print your design and email you when it is ready to pick up.

Our Printers

Lulzbot Taz 5 with SE 0.5 mm hotend 3D 

  • Max Print Size: 290 x 275 x 250 mm
  • Materials: Black or white PLA

Lulzbot Workhorse

  • Max Print Size: 280 x 280 x 285 mm
  • Materials: Black or white PLA

Dremel Digilab 3D45

  • Max Print Size: 255 x 155 x 170 mm
  • Materials: Black or white PLA

Form 2

  • Max Print Size: 145 x 145 x 175 mm
  • Materials: Clear or gray resin

 Our Prices

PLA prints: $2 per 100 g             Resin prints: $4 per 50 ml             

3D Scanning

We offer the following scanners for use in our space:

Makerbot Digitizer

  • Size: 1-12" cube
  • Color? No

NextEngine

  • Size: 2-8" cylinders
  • Color? Yes

iSense for iPad

  • 0.5-9' cube
  • Color? Yes

3D Modeling:

We offer the following applications within TechLab:

  • AutoCAD - a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting tool.
  • Autodesk 3DS Max - a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images.
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 - 3D computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool.
  • Solidworks - a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool.
  • Meshmixer - Sculpting tool useful for editing models, adding supports, blending models together, etc
  • Agisoft Photoscan/Metashape - Photogrammetry tool

Additional Resources:

3D Model Repositories:

If you want to browse what other people have already made, edit a model instead of starting from scratch, or just get ideas, we recommend the following locations:

3D Modeling Tools

The following are freely available online for use on personal devices:

  • Blender - 3D modelling tool
  • Tinkercad - Easy and powerful online 3D modelling tool - iOS and Android option
  • Leopoly - 3D sculpting tool
  • Meshmixer​ - Sculpting tool and tool for editing models, adding supports, blending models together, etc

3D Design Tutorials