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Video on Library and Hospital 3D printing collaboration
Take a look at some of the items we've printed!
Mandible side view
Hip & legs
Radius & Ulna
Painted mask (originally printed in white)
Well hello there!
Exploring the 3D skull. It's a great place to hide!
If you have something you want printed,
there are a few things to know:
The service is free!
Requests for prints for educational/academic/research purposes, class projects, and/or for the teaching hospital or the clinical skills lab have no limits to printing
if the object is very large, we may need to split it into sections to complete the print
Requests for prints for personal projects and/or entertainment purposes may incur a limit of 250g/month restrictions. We will let you know if you are approaching this limit.
The primary purpose of the 3D printing service through the Vet Med Library is to support the VMCVM community. We may print requests from the greater Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth communities at our discretion. However, additional limits to print requests (e.g. 150g/month) from these communities may be applied, as these communities are primarily supported by the 3D Design Studio located in Newman Library.
We generally only accept files with .stl and .obj file extensions; we can also work with .amf extensions on a limited basis
Our default is to print in PLA (hard plastic, food grade), but we do have a few other material options for special projects or specific needs.
Please note, the 3D printing services are free, but as such, we cannot guarantee the quality of the print as it depends heavily on the file submitted and material type requested.
Due to filament type, what is ahead in the print queue, color requests, and the size of your object, we cannot state when a print job will be completed at the time of submission. We will email you when it is available for pickup.