About 3D Printing
NOTICE: We have concluded the testing period of our 3D printer. No further print requests will be accepted until next semester.
As of Spring 2014, 3D printing at Ferrum is here and available to the Ferrum College community! Stanley Library acquired the Makerbot Replicator 2x, a dual-extrusion 3D printer. The printer is currently being managed by library staff and student workers and is available to seen at certain times on the first floor of Stanley Library. 3D printing services are available to all Ferrum students, faculty, and staff free of charge during the "beta testing" period, though charges may be implemented later in the Spring 2014 semester.
Information about 3D printing at Ferrum can be found in this guide. There, you will find our printing policies and procedures, how to request a print job, and other information such as FAQs, a glossary of terms, and links to free 3D modeling software. Click on the tabs above or links below to access the various pages.
In this guide:
- Before You Print - instructions and policies for requesting on 3D printing services
- Submit a print - an online request form
- 3D samples - examples of some of the models produced by our 3D printer
- 3D printing FAQs - some common questions asked about 3D printing
- 3D printing tips & tricks - links to various tutorials and articles on 3D printing
- 3D printing glossary - common terms used in 3D printing
- Free 3D software - links to free 3D modeling and animation programs
Special thanks to the wonderful folks at the Student Multimedia Studio at Kent State University Library for use and near-duplication of their 3D printing guide.