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Science Library Makerspace: 3D Printers

3D Printers

MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen.

  • Filament: 1.75mm PLA
  • Build volume: 9.9" x 7.8" x 5.9"
  • Resolution up to .1mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm (0.015 in)
  • Print File Type: .thing, .stl, .obj
  • MakerBot Replicator User Manual

MakerBot Replicator

3D Model Repositories

Access and Use of 3D Printers

Required 3D Printer Training

3D printers are used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. All users must attend a 3D Printing training session, during which, participants learn how to create a 3D model in Tinkercad and the print software for the MakerBot Replicators. After successful completion of the training, users are able to work independently with the 3D printers. Reservations required for training sessions and can be made on the Science Library web page.

3D Printing Policies

All users agree to respect the health and safety of the University community and abide by all applicable laws, University policiesLibraries' policies, and the Student Code of Conduct.

The University of Georgia abides by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). These laws govern photocopying or creating other reproductions of copyrighted materials. All users of Makerspace equipment must abide by copyright and trademark laws. More information concerning copyright may be found at the University's Office of Legal Affairs.

Makerspace staff do not create 3D models for users.

Only library-purchased filament is allowed to be used in the Science Library Makerspace. Patrons may not supply their own filament.

Print jobs must be completed during hours the Makerspace is open. Makerspace 3D Printers are used for prototyping, not mass production of objects.

Users may only use one 3D Printer at a time.

No weapons, parts for weapons, weapon accessories, or weapon replicas may be produced with Makerspace equipment.

Filament is not food safe.

Makerspace equipment may not be used to create or view obscene or inappropriate content including violent or gory content, sexually explicit content, content that promotes or condones intimidation or violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Makerspace employees reserve the right to deny or cancel any 3D print job that does not comply with the above policies.

Cost of 3D Printing

There is currently no charge for filament for 3D printing, but jobs must meet certain criteria so that all UGA students, faculty, and staff are able to explore 3D printing in the Science Library Makerspace at no cost. 

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