3D printers use digital models to fabricate three-dimensional objects, a layer at a time. The process of 3D printing - called additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping in engineering and commercial settings - has been around for almost 30 years. Low cost 3D printers, do-it-yourself kits and open source software are bringing the technology into broader use.
Prusa i3 Mk2S with MultiMaterial (MM) upgrade. The MM upgrade allows us to print with 4 different filaments during the same print job. This gives us the flexibility to create multi-color prints or use a dissolvable support material for intricate designs.
If you would like us to 3D print something for you please place a COPY of your .STL file in:
if necessary, follow these instructions to manually map the following network share:
Please send all requests for 3D printing (this is for ROOTS faculty, staff, and graduate students) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are using Outlook, you can type in roots.support and select the contact from the global address list. There is no charge to ROOTS customers for 3D printing but if you need a lot printed we may ask you to furnish your own filament.
Please include the name of the file, any specific print parameters you'd like selected, and your contact information in your email. If you have questions on which parameters you need please let us know so we can meet with you.
Please submit your 3D print request well in advance of when you need it. Due to the nature of the tech there is no such thing as a rush job so please plan accordingly. Please plan to submit a minimum of 1 week (7 days) in advance of the day needed. At the very least, please send an email to Roots Support 7-10 days or more in advance, to be sure someone will be available to print your model, and that the 3D printer is operational.