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    3D Printing

    What is 3D printing?
    3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing, where a model file is "sliced" into thin layers and printed in (plastic) one layer at a time.

    What 3D printers does the Cube have?
    The Cube has one TAZ-6 FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer. (Additional FDM and SLA printers are available through the TIES lab).

    How large can I print? 
    The TAZ-6 has a maximum build volume of 298 X 275 X 250mm (LWH).

    What types of filament are available?
    The TAZ-6 is capable of printing almost any thermoplastic filament up to 300C. Typically we print in PETG, ABS, PLA, and HIPS.

    What types of file format is supported by the 3D printer?
    Please prepare your file in either .STL or .OBJ format.
    Other formats will require conversion to .STL or .OBJ and software for converting may or may not be available in the Cube.

    How much does it cost to print?
    FDM prints are charged as the combination of print time and material used at a rate of $1.00/hr and $0.10/g  (ie. a 6hr print that uses 150g of filament would be charged $21.00).

    How can I pay for printing?
    The Cube accepts most credit cards, cash and checks are not accepted.