3D Printing Services

3D printing is the process of creating physical objects from a digital model. This technology has been around since the 1980s, used mostly by engineers and industry designers.

They use PLA filament; a bio-degradable polymer that can be produced from lactic acid, which can be fermented from crops such as maize. The current colours available are also available for sale as filament on our website. The cost of printing a 3D model is based on its weight and overall time required to print.

Your 3D file must be in STL, or stereolithographic file format, for printing. Most 3D modeling programs, such as AutoCAD and Rhino3D, will export 3D files to this format. If your 3D program does not export to the STL format, you can use the MeshLab freeware available on the Learning Commons computers to convert your file to STL format.

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