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Steven E. Rogers Media Center

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3D Printer Information

To schedule a consultation for a 3D print, please use the link below:

https://utm.libcal.com/appointments/   Click on the Media Box on the left hand side of the page.

I'm more than happy to work around your schedule if you don't see a time that fits for you. Just email me at psander9@utm.edu and will work out a time together. 

 

3D Printer Policy

What is 3D printing?  

3D printing is the process of making a physical object from a digital model.

Type of 3D Printers Available:

  •  MakerBot Replicator Fifth Generation
  •  Flash Forge DLP Resin Printer (Available for use after Spring Break)

‚ÄčThe Library’s 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. Those wanting to print will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is:

a. Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

b. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)

c. Obscene or otherwise inappropriate object.

d. In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

e. Only designated Media Center staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.

How long does it take?

The length of time will depend on the size and details in your print. Small projects may take several hours, complex jobs may take a few days.  

How do I get my file printed?

Fill out the 3D Printing Request Form. Forms may be picked up in the Paul Meek Library in the Steven E. Rogers Media Center. If you have any special instructions, please include them in the “Additional Comments” box on the form. 

How does 3D Printing advance the Libraries Mission:

  • By supporting the University's mission of providing access to resources to serve educational needs.
  • Through appropriate facilities and quality services using current technologies, collaborative strategies, and expanding information networks.
  • By providing an essential facility where emerging and established scholars access information and gather in an atmosphere conducive to learning and other creative endeavors.