Bring your file to us. Save your stl file in a USB drive and bring it to the Music and Media desk between 9 am to 6 pm Mon-Thurs.
Fill out a print request and verify the dimensions of your model. As you complete the print request form, we will check the dimensions of your printed object, calculate the cost of your print job based on amount of material used, and verify the cost with you before charging you.
Wait to be notified. We will contact you when your print job is ready to be picked up.
How much does the 3D printing cost? Your 3D print job is charged by the cubic inch at $6 per cubic inch. There is a $6 minimum and your print job will be rounded to the closest cubic inch. (If your print job is smaller than one cubic inch, you will still be charged $6. If your print job is 2.2 cubic inches, you will be charged for 2 cubic inches. If your print job is 2.6 cubic inches, you will be charged for 3 cubic inches.)
Can I pay with my credit card or with BearPrint premium? No. Only cash, check, or Bear Bucks payments are accepted.
How long will my print job take? The print time of the object depends on the density and complexity of your 3D design. For example, one cubic inch takes about one hour to print. The entire process (including the print queue and the time for "washing" or dissolving the support material) takes at least several hours.
What colors are available? Our 3D prints come only in ivory.
What is the maximum printable size? 8" x 6" x 6"
Can I scan my own object? Yes. As 3D scans usually require a longer time to complete, please make reservations at least 24 hours in advance to assure that the room is available for you. Email Music&Media@library.missouristate.edu or call 836-5105 (and ask to speak to a supervisor about 3D scanning). If you have no experience using the scanner, we recommend watching a few ScanStudio tutorials before you schedule your reservation.
What model is your printer? Our printer is the uPrint SE
What material does it use? ABS plastic