All Boise State University students, staff, and faculty can learn how to print on the 3D printers.
The 3D model must be smaller than 298mm x 275mm x 250mm (11.7in x 10.8in x 9.8in).
The mesh or surface of the 3D model must be watertight and a solid. When the faces are not fully closed they produce gaps or holes in the model preventing good prints. Please check that your model is manifold before printing in Netfabb or Cura.
We recommend printing with a brim on all parts printed.
It is not necessary to hollow-out a model in an attempt to save on material. An alternative to hollowing out an object is to print certain objects can be printed with no infill at all.
Printing time depends on a number of factors including the model size, complexity, and infill. The software Cura adjusts settings and establishes the length of time to print. Download Cura for free!