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About this guide
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.
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.
In this guide:
- How to print - instructions on how to utilize our 3D printing services
- Request a print - an online request form
- 3D samples - examples of some of the models produced by our 3D printer
- 3D printing FAQs - some common questions asked about 3D printing
- 3D printing tips & tricks - links to various tutorials and articles on 3D printing
- 3D printing glossary - common terms used in 3D printing
- Free 3D software - links to free 3D modeling and animation programs
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.
Upcoming University Event
Makers across all disciplines, from art and design to technology and science, will now have the opportunity to exhibit and discuss their unique talents in one environment at the first annual Kent State Mini Maker Faire® to be held on April 24, 2014 at the University Library.
Developed in collaboration between the Fashion School’s TechStyle LAB, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, University Libraries and the Blackstone LaunchPad program, the Kent State Mini Maker Faire will offer a venue for students, faculty/staff and alumni, as well as the greater Kent community, to exhibit their work, explore new technologies and creative processes and talk firsthand with makers while sharing information and resources.
For more details and to apply as a participant visit: http://makerfairekent.com/
About Maker Faire®:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Over 100 Maker Faires are held annually from around the world. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.