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Makerbot Replicator+

Our 3D Printing Hardware

The Makerspace has one Makerbot Replicator+ 3D printer. 3D printing is still an emerging technology and there are a variety of hardware options available on the market today, from small, inexpensive experimental units to large commercial and industrial production. The Makerbot Replicator+ has been designed for rapid prototyping and for the education market. While it can reproduce designs with high quality and resolution, there are some limitations to its abilities. If you have questions about the printing options available when you have a complex design, please contact us using the Makerspace contact form and we'd be happy to consult with you on your project.

Buley Library 3D Print Policy

Buley Library 3D Printing Policy
  1. The Buley Library 3D printers are available for use by SCSU students, faculty and staff.
  2. 3D printing currently is free up to 5 prints per semester. Requests beyond 5 prints may incur a charge.
  3. Submit each print in a different request. Do not submit multiple print requests on the same form.
  4. The size of prints is initially limited to 3 cubic inches—permission is required for larger prints or solid prints.
  5. The 3D printing queue is prioritized based on factors such as academic priority, class due dates, reprints, and other issues as they arise. The library reserves the right to alter queue order based on these factors.
  6. 3D print requests may take up to 2 weeks to be filled. Please plan accordingly. 
  7. The library cannot guarantee model quality or stability, or confidentiality of designs. Responsibility for removing rafts and supports is the user's.
  8. The library's 3D printers may only be used for lawful purposes. No objects will be created that are:
    • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment.
    • In violation of another's intellectual property rights. (ie reproductions that are subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
  9. Items must be picked up by the individual who submitted them or their designee, using a valid University ID. Items not picked up within 7 days after being printed become the property of Buley Library.
  10. The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

Policy Last Updated: 6/17/2024

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