Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Another one down

Another semester under our belts!  We had an average of 3.9 printing requests per week, a lot of fossils and pedagogical items.  Another great semester for the service!

We’re still around in the summer so if you have any ideas, please send them our way.

And congratulations to all the graduates this week!

Almost at the finish line

Don’t let the lack of activity on this blog fool you — this has been one of the busiest semesters for the 3D printing service in recent memory.  So busy, in fact, that I kept forgetting to photograph completed prints!

Apologies to those of you who submitted personal items for printing — I have had to prioritize project-based prints and so there’s a bit of a back log.  I am hopeful I’ll finish most things on the list before the new year.

Good luck to you in all your end-of-semester tasks, and I hope you all have a relaxing holiday break.

Happy Summer

Another semester under our belts!  We had an average of three printing requests per week and put several hundred hours of printing time into our machines.  All in all it was a great semester for the service.

We’re still around in the summer so if you have any ideas, please send them our way!

Happy Holidays!

Given that there are still a few things in the queue, it’s probably safe to say that we’re done processing submissions for the year.  Feel free to send them in, just know that they’ll be dealt with when we start up again in January.

Here are a few recent prints.

And here’s a recycled holiday greeting, since I didn’t get a chance to print a new one this year:

Thanks a lot to all our users — your imagination and creativity knows no bounds.

Year’s almost over…

…and that means the 3D printing service will go on a brief hiatus.  Realistically, the last day we’ll be accepting submissions will probably be around the 13th.  I say ‘probably’ since if someone submitted something tiny, we could probably fire that off before we stop for the year.  As always, submissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

There will definitely not be any printing past the 19th of December.

Workshop – Nov 10, Butler 306

We try to offer interesting workshops on a variety of subjects — you can always check our Workshops page to see what’s coming up — and in a mix of locations.

Next Friday (November 10), we’ll be offering an intro to 3D design session in Butler 306 at 2pm.  If you haven’t had a chance to explore this technology, this would be an ideal time to sit down and play around.  You never know what you might come up with!


Good job on another end of semester.  Hopefully it’s all gone well.  If you’re hanging about this summer, remember that we’re here year-round!