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3D Printing

PREPARING your file

We use ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) filament, which is an oil-based plastic.  This is a strong, sturdy material.

Maximum printing size must not exceed your scheduled print time. Layers must be at least 0.1 mm thick (0.020 in). We recommend you build your object in millimeters or convert to millimeters prior to submitting your request.

Software:  We suggest your download the free and easy to use Cura software to determine how long your file will take to print prior to requesting time.  

Image Format and multiple parts: Export your model as a stereo lithography file, with an STL extension (.stl). 

Colors: Black, Blue, Purple, Red, Silver, Yellow, Orange, Green, and White

Supports and Raft: Supporting structures are sometimes needed if the design includes a section that overhangs from the base.  Raft is another means of support for the 3d print object; it will be added to the design to help it adhere to the printer bed.

Submitting Your File

NOTE: Maximum sizes for printing should not exceed your scheduled print time.  We have a combination of printing time slots you can choose from (2, 3 , 5 and 6 hour time slots)

1. Schedule your print 

2. Complete the 3d Print Request FormYou are required to use your SJSU email address to submit your file.

Figure 1: SJSU Sign-in

3. Look for an email from that will notify you of any issues we have with your file or model.

4. Once your 3D print request is completed, you will received notification by email.

Note: You may pick up your request from the Student Technology Training Center, Classroom 411D, located on the 4th floor directly behind Student Computing Services anytime Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.