3D Printing

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3D Printing

3D printing is provided for all Louisiana Tech students in the 24-Hour “Big” lab. Printing is supported by the Student Technology Fee.

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object from a digital file. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material (melted filament) until the object is created.You can create the digital file (.STL format) yourself using 3D modeling software or download an object from a 3D repository (Thingiverse).

Who can 3D Print?

The 3D printers are available for use by all Louisiana Tech University students.Each student will be allocated 100 grams of PLA filament per quarter or they can opt to BYOF (Bring Your Own Filament) and print up to 500 grams (talk to one of our Lab Monitors for more information).

Rules for Printing

  • Only the Lab Monitors will have hands-on access to the 3D printers
  • Weapons or obscene and inappropriate objects will NOT be printed
  • Objects violating copyrights, patents or trademarks will NOT be printed
  • Printed objects CANNOT be sold
  • Printing is done on a first-come first-serve basis



Online submission with in-person pickup, 24/7

Responsible Unit
Infrastructure & IT

University funded

Chris Womack

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