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The Ultimaker 2 is an open-source 3D printer. It uses PLA filament, which is a vegetable-based, biodegradable material. With its impressive accuracy and incredible detail (finest layer height = 0.02mm) it is an exciting addition to the Student Multimedia Studio!
We are still experiencing operation issues with our Makerbot printer.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as turn around times have been longer than expected. Also be aware that some of the color choices may be unavailable on our Ultimaker 2 printer. We will contact you if your selections are not in stock.
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Undergraduate Student Government in May of 2013, University Libraries acquired the Makerbot Replicator 2x, a dual-extrusion 3D printer. The printer is currently being managed by and housed in the Student Multimedia Studio, located on the first floor of the Kent State University Library. Printing capabilities are open to all currently enrolled KSU students free of charge.
After realizing the increased demand and popularity of the service, University Libraries purchased a second 3D printer and has continued this free service.
This guide contains information on 3D printing at the SMS. In it you will find our printing policies and procedures, along with information such as FAQs, a glossary of terms and links to free 3D modeling software. Click on the tabs above or links below to access the various pages.
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If you have any questions about the process or 3D printing in general, check our 3D Printing FAQs page or contact us at 330.672.0221. You are also welcome to visit us in person at the Student Multimedia Studio, located on the first floor of the University Library.