Because of the cost of this machine and the cost of the materials to support it, this printer is restricted to academic print jobs by appointment Monday-Friday beginning at 8:30 am. Print jobs must be completed by 5:00 pm. Please note that if you do not show for your appointment within a reasonable amount of time, you will lose that appointment. Multiple no-shows may result in the denial of any future appointments.
Other print jobs may be done any time the library is open on the library’s two MakerBot printers which do NOT require reservations and may be used for personal printing projects.
Please determine in advance your print time – you can do this by opening your file in the printer software (CatalystEX 4.4 icon) on the computer workstation next to the printer. That will tell you how much time to reserve. Additional time will be needed (perhaps 1-4 hours) for your print job to soak to remove the dissolvable rafting/scaffolding, but you do NOT have to reserve time for that – and your object may be left to soak overnight if necessary. Dissolving may also be done at a later time after your print job is completed