3D Printing Information

The Bayley Information Technology Laboratory provides multiple 3D printers for making models, prototypes and physical artifacts. Users must plan ahead to use these printers, as the time required to process files can take hours or days. Files must be submitted through the IT Lab Checkout Window in Brooks 203 during its normal business hours. or contact one of the Full Time staff members for consultation/assistance.

Direct access to the 3D printers is not available to users. Please plan ahead. 

General 3D Model and Printer Notes

  • College of Design 3D printers are only available for College of Design students, faculty, and staff.
  • Students must be a current Design major, minor, or currently registered for a Design course.
  • Payment will be made using WolfPrint print credit.
    You may have to manually move funds from AllCampus to WolfPrint
  • Pre-payment is necessary before initiating build.
  • An accurate volume, build cost, and build time estimate can only be provided once the model file is processed – Please note we no longer print with ABS filament.
    • Cost for Formlabs resin printing: $0.30/mL (White, Draft, Clear, Flexible 80A Resin)
    • Cost for PLA/PETG filament: $0.30/g (Primarily: Black, White, Grey)
    • Cost for Mojo printing requires;
      P430 ABSplus (Ivory) Materials fee:
      $5.00/cubic inch; includes model material + soluble support material
      Required build plate fee: $4.00 each
  • Plan at least a few days, if not a week, in advance to take into account the build time, post-build processing, and delays.
    • STL files can only be used for 3D printers
      (Note: STL files do not contain color or image texture maps).
    • Pre-scale models so that wall thicknesses can be adjusted independent of overall scale.
    • Be sure to check the units (ideally mm) used during STL export and approximate finished build size (scaled) in XYZ.

Available 3D Printers

  • Formlabs Form 2
    Builds Size:
    140 mm × 140 mm × 170 mm
    5.7 in × 5.7 in × 6.9 in
  • Formlabs Form 3
    Build Size:
    140 mm × 140 mm × 180 mm
    5.7 in × 5.7 in × 7.3 in
  • Formlabs Form 3L
    Build Size:
    330 mm × 200 mm × 300 mm
    13.2 in × 7.9 in × 11.8 in
  • Fusion3 F306
    Build Size:
    300 mm × 300 mm × 300 mm
    11.5 in x 11.5 in x 11.5 in
  • Fusion3 F400
    Build Size:
    350 mm x 350 mm x 300 mm
    14 in × 14 in × 12 in
  • Fusion3 F410
    Build Size:
    350 mm x 350 mm x 300 mm
    14 in x14 in x 12 in
  • Stratasys Mojo
    Build Size:
    125 mm x 125 mm x 125 mm
    5 in x 5 in x 5 in

 

If you have questions, please contact the College of Design IT staff in Brooks 202-204 for help. If you have a laptop you need help with, bring it with you. You can also send an email to design_help@ncsu.edu or use this form to contact the College Information Technology staff with specific information about your problem.