Interested in 3D printing? Want to know about the many ways this technology can help with your classes? The duPont-Ball library is here to help. We have twelve 3D printers available for use in our lab, along with two 3D scannesr. You can use the printers to 3D print from pre-made files, from your own models, or from a scan of your favorite object. The options are endless.
3D printers are available for current students, staff, and faculty. All standard 3D printing jobs must be finished before closing time.
If you are interested in learning more about 3D Printers and how they function, check out this great resource at: https://www.3dhubs.com/what-is-3d-printing.
Our 3D Printers:
The following printers are available anytime the library is open:
Whether you’re a seasoned 3D Printing ace or just starting out, our MakerGear M2, Ultimaker2 Extended + , Ultimaker 3 Extended, and Makerbot Replicator 2 machines are available for use anytime the library is open. No reservations required, just come on in and start printing! All these printers can be run using the Makerbot, Simplify3D and Cura Software installed on our lab computers.
Like Video Tutorials? We have some listed below the images of our equipment to help you get acquainted with their use. Also, our LibGuide will introduce step by step tutorials and info related to each printer.
MakerGear M2 (Uses PLA material)
Ultimaker2+ Extended (Uses PLA material)
Ultimaker3 Extended (Uses PLA material, has dual extrusion)
Ultimaker S5 (Uses PLA material, has dual extrusion)
Makerbot Replicator 2 (Uses PLA material)
Delta Wasp (Uses PLA material)
Before using the Delta Wasp, students must take a 20-minute course on its operation. Consult with a tech specialist day-of or use the Innovation Lab Consultation Form to request a time. The Delta Wasp printers are the only general-use printers that have a “resurrection” feature, allowing them to resume long prints after being stopped overnight.
BCN3D Sigmax R19 (Uses various plastics – Independent Dual Extrusion capability)
The Sigmax R19 is our newest addition to our 3D printer lineup. It is capable of printing objects in mirror, duplication and various filament combinations. It has a build volume of 16.5″ W x 8.6″ H x 11.7″ D.
The following printers are available only with a reservation and only for academic use:
Stratasys uPrint 3D Plus (Uses ABS material)
These heavy duty 3D Printers are available by appointment only. You can book one of these machines by visiting https://www2.stetson.edu/library/services/reserve-a-library-room/. These printers offer high-end ABS filament printing with dissolvable rafting/scaffolding. Because of the cost of these machines and the cost of the materials to support them, they are restricted to academic print jobs by appointment Monday-Friday beginning at 8:00 am. Long prints can be paused overnight to get multiple days of printing time, as long as you have enough reserved time slots. Other print jobs may be done on the other 3D printers (no reservations required) any time the library is open.
NOTE: If you do not arrive within an hour of your reservation start time, the uPrint 3D Printer may go to someone else. Make sure to be on time as these printers are in high demand.
Our Artec 3D scanner scans the geometry of any medium to large sized object with great detail. It has been used to capture portraits, original clay sculptures and entire students among other things. It is used in conjunction with our 3D scanning computer to provide essential processing power when creating a model.
Shining 3D’s Einscan-SP Scanner
A great counterpart to our Artec scanner is the Einscan-SP 3D scanner that scans medium to small objects with incredible detail. Use with either the turntable or for slightly larger objects use with provided tripod.