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3D Printing Service

We offer 3D printing services to Laureate students, faculty and staff, conveniently located on the third floor of the Melbourne campus.

What is 3D Printing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llgko_GpXbI

How do I submit a 3D Print request?

  1. Have your 3D model ready, Thingiverse.com offers many pre-made designs.
  2. Save your 3D model as a .stl file.
  3. Check your design against out 3D Printing Guide.
  4. Load file in an online drive such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Copy link to paste in booking form request.
  5. Submit a 3D printing request. We’ll email you with a quote and an approximate turnaround time. To submit, please click here

How much does is cost?

The minimum cost is $5 per print. Larger prints could cost between $20 & $30. The cost is calculated based on the amount of material used.

Equipment

We have one Ojective3D Printer on level 3.  Maximum printing dimensions: 12.7cm x 12.7cm x 12.7cm

3D Printing Guide

Use of the Laureate’s 3D printing service is for lawful purposes only: users must abide by all applicable laws and University policies.

The University abides by the Copyright Act. These laws govern photocopying or creating other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Users of the 3D printing service must abide by copyright laws. Please see the University’s copyright policy. The University reserves the right to deny any print request for any reason.

Who can Print?

The Library’s 3D printing service is available for use by current University students, faculty, and staff. Preference will be given to printing for that is related to a learning outcome specific to an assessment.

Cost of 3D Printing

Upon receipt of a print request, a quote will be supplied based on cost of material per cubic centimeter. The minimum charge is $5.

File Submission and Approval

All submissions are subject to approval based on scheduling, availability, and adherence to the printing policy. Print time varies depending on the design and dimensions of the 3D object.

  • Files to be printed must be in a .stl format.
  • Complete and submit a 3D Print Request.
  • The University will review the submitted file(s) and then email a quote to the address provided.
  • If the quote is accepted, the user will need to pay at Student Services for the print job. Payments are accepted at Student Services between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
  • Show the payment receipt to your lecturer and print the item.
  • Printing some objects can take a considerable amount of time, please leave your contact details next to the printer in the book provided.

Quality of Prints

Users may see slight imperfections in their prints. Small bumps, holes, or rough edges on the object may occur with 3D printing. There may be instances where objects with multiple pieces or moving parts do not precisely fit together.

Contact Details

Alistair White
AV Technician‚Äč

alistair.white@laureate.edu.au