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Maker Lab

Mudd Library offers mediated 3D printing and 3D scanning services to current Northwestern University students, faculty, and staff. A consultation with library staff is required before a print or scanning job is accepted. 

Request a consultation

Printing and scanning are done on a first-come, first-served basis with priority for students completing course work. During the consultation, an estimate of turnaround time will be provided within the context of workload across the service.

Cost

There is currently no charge for 3D scanning, 3D printing, or the filament used for printing. The filament is supplied by the library.

Any output of a print job not picked up in 14 days becomes the property of University Library and will be disposed of accordingly.

Equipment

3D Printers

2 – MakerBot Replicator+
Build Volume: 29.5 L X 19.5 W X 16.5 H CM [11.6 X 7.6 X 6.5 IN]
Supported File Types: STL, OBJ
1 – MakerBot Replicator Z18
Build Volume: 30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H CM [11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN]
Supported File Types: STL, OBJ

3D Scanner

1 - Sprout by HP
HP Illuminator, powered by the HP DLP Projector
HP High-Resolution Camera with up to 14.6 megapixel resolution and the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera for instant capture of 2D and 3D objects, along with an LED desk lamp


Software

Simplify3D (on all Mudd public workstations)
SketchUp Pro 2017 (on 20 concurrent public workstations
MakerBot Print
MeshLab
MeshMixer
Solidworks (free with campus license)


Terms of use and copyright

The library’s 3D printers and scanners must be used for lawful purposes. Users must abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws as well as University and Library policies while respecting the University community.  It is not permitted to use library 3D printers to create material which is:

 

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