3D Printing

Service Overview

The TLC offers high-resolution, resin 3D printing on a Formlabs Form3 printer. Our dedicated 3d printing room is in our new location in Room 212 on the second floor of Boatwright Library.

Initial meetings to begin prints usually take around 30 minutes.  The prints themselves can take anywhere from 5 to 20 hours, depending on the size and complexity of your model.  After your print finishes, we will guide you through the cleaning and curing process, but you are ultimately expected to do it; cleaning can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending again on the size and complexity of your piece, as well as the level of refinement you want.  Keep in mind that there is a limit on how many pieces you can print within a short time frame, as to allow access to the printers for all students, faculty, and staff.  If you are planning on multiple prints, check with TLC staff before starting to see if arrangements can be made.  During high-volume times, the printer is reserved for academic projects for credit-earning classes.

Available To

Current Faculty, Staff, and Students

Getting Started

Please request an appointment if you have a complete, ready-to-print object. You can email tlc@richmond.edu if you would like us to evaluate your print for print readiness.

If you interested in learning to model a 3d print, please schedule a consultation. 

 
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Details

Service ID: 35375
Created
Thu 4/25/19 11:05 AM
Modified
Mon 10/12/20 12:11 PM