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3D Printing

3D Printers Available in the Idea Lab/Makerspace

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer

The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer provides Fifth Generation ease of use and connectivity for all your 3D printing needs. Offering the easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print, the MakerBot Replicator’s large build volume accelerates rapid prototyping and model making. 100-micron layer resolution accelerates the design process by enabling professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and models to be created right at your desk. Perfect for educational use. Educates students how to think, imagine, create, craft and print in 3D, while preparing them for the jobs of the future. Note: The Makerbot Replicator only uses PLA filament.


The LulzBot TAZ 5

The LulzBot® TAZ is a versatile, high performance desktop 3D printer for industrial users that respects your freedom to create.
The two new upgrades to TAZ 5 include the LulzBot® Hexagon all metal hot end and the PEI print surface. With the all metal hot end, you can take advantage of the cutting edge market for new materials, from HIPS, PLA, and ABS, to wood-, metal-, and stone-like! The PEI print surface allows easy, low maintenance 3D printing so you don't have to worry about using tape, adhesives, or solvents to help objects stick to the print bed.


3D Modeling Software/Websites

3D Printing in the Library

What is 3D printing?

3D printing is the process of making a physical object from a digital model. It is also known an addictive manufacturing because the physical model is built up one layer at a time.


Where can I 3D print on Campbell’s campus

The 3D printers are located in the Makerspace on the third floor of Wiggins Memorial Library, located within the Idea Lab. The space is available by reservation only. At the time of your appointment, please go to the Circulation Desk (Wiggins Library 1st floor) and ask a staff member to bring you to the 3rd floor Makerspace.

The Curriculum Materials/Media Center's 3D printer is available to Campbell University students, faculty and staff to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.


Be Mindful

The Curriculum Materials/Media Center's 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the library's 3D printer to create material that is:

Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)

Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.

In violation of another's intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

Cost: 3D printing is currently free

Making Original 3D Designs with Tinkercad