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3D Printer

3D Printing

C-Space provides access to advanced 3D scanning and printing services, featuring top-of-the-line equipment including the DREMEL DIGILAB, IMAGE3D Jellybox, and MakerBot. These resources are accessible to all currently enrolled WSU students and employees of Wichita State. The scanner may be used to scan and create a digital file of three-dimensional objects.  The printer uses Nylon filament to print three-dimensional objects using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.

Submit your 3D Design:

Explore the possibilities of  C-Space by bringing your ideas to life through 3D printing. Whether it's a distinctive gift for your friends, a replacement part for a household appliance, or a prototype for a new product, we can assist you in transforming your concept into a stunning 3D object. Feel free to reach out to us directly via email or by inquiring here at the C-Space Desk regarding your 3D object. Once you've sent your email or inquiry, we'll take care of the entire process for you.


General Policies

  • Lawful Use: The 3D printer must be used legally, avoiding any materials prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

  • Safety First: Users are not permitted to create material that is unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.

  • Food Safety: The equipment is not certified for food-grade materials; therefore, it should not be used for items meant for storing or consuming any food.

  • Appropriateness: Material produced must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate in the University library environment.

  • Intellectual Property: Users must respect intellectual property rights and refrain from reproducing copyrighted, patented, or trademarked material without proper authorization.

  • Right to Refuse: WSU University Libraries reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

  • Cost: 3D printing jobs are charged at $0.20 per gram of filament used, payable by cash or credit card at the Circulation Desk. Design failures are the responsibility of the designer.

  • Cautionary Use: 3D printed parts are not recommended as replacements for machine parts and should not be exposed to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or continuous stress.

  • Pickup Deadline: Printed items must be picked up within 7 days. If unable to do so, specify a timeframe during the request submission. Items left unclaimed may become the property of University Libraries after a week.

  • Access Control: Only designated Library staff and volunteers have hands-on access to the 3D printer and scanner.

  • Policy Updates: Printing and scanning policies are subject to change. Refer to this guide for the latest information.

3D Scanner

3D scanning is also offered at C-space. SHINING 3D scanner is used for scanning the object.

Software Used:

  • Ex-Scan

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