University of Findlay ITS now offers 3D printing services. We have a LulzBot Taz 6, Formlabs Form 2, and two MakerGear M2s available for your printing needs. If you want to search for designs, try looking at open-source websites such as Thingiverse or Yeggi. However, if you want to DIY, Tinkercad is free computer automated design software that allows you to create 3D designs. Students can also get Autodesk Fusion 360 for free; the software is slightly more complex but allows for better designs than Tinkercad. However, Tinkercad is also free and provides many video tutorials for getting started. ITS encourages users to try making their own design.
LulzBot Taz 6
|The Taz 6 can print an object up to 11 in. x 11 in. x 10 in. Cura is the printing software used to send the designs to the printer. We have the following plastics available to use on this printer:|
- Taulman t-Glase
- High temperature PLA
- Glow in the dark
|The Formlabs can print objects with a thickness of 25-100 microns. The build plate is 145 x 145 x 175 mm (5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 in.). We have the following plastics available to use on this printer:|
- Black, white, clear, gray, tough, and other resins
|MakerGear M2 can print objects up to 200 x 250 x 200 mm (8 x 10 x 8 in.). We have the following plastics available to use on this printer:|
We also have a 3D scanner by EinScan. This scanner will allow you to scan an object, and the software will convert it to a 3D design file. The EinScan uses a rotating turntable. Here are the dimensions for EinScan:
- Minimum Scan Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
- Maximum Scan Dimensions: 27.6 x 27.6 x 27.6 inches
- ≤0.1mm Accuracy
Currently, the printers are housed in Shafer Library (back by the ATS offices). If you are in the library and want to see the printers, stop by anytime during work hours.