At the Health Sciences Library you can now print your own 3D model! We have two 3D printers available: MakerBot Replicator 2x and the Ultimaker 2 Extended +.
If you are not sure how to work with the printers, have an idea for a project, or are just curious about the technology, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll be happy to help you get started on your project! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In February 2016, the Health Sciences Library launched phase 1 of a 3D printing pilot project. The first phase of the project offered a print-on-demand service where students, staff and faculty members from the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences could submit their 3D print requests via an online form; the model was printed for the user by library staff.
After a successful launch of the project, we decided that the next step would be to allow users to have direct access to the printers by moving the printers to a public space and changing our service from a print-on demand service to a self-serve model.
To use the 3D printers you must be affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Health Sciences, including students, employees, professors and affiliated members of a research institute. If you wish to use a 3D printer but don’t belong to one of these groups, you may be eligible to use the facilities at the Faculty of Engineering’s MakerSpace.