3D Printers

3D Printing

Cost: Printing costs $0.10/gram and filaments come in a variety of colors. If cost is a financial burden for a student's ability to print, please email knapp-training@wellesley.edu.

Using the 3D Printers: Patrons are required to undergo a safety and usage orientation before using the 3D printers. This orientation is only required once, and lasts for the duration of a patron's time at Wellesley. In addition, patrons must fill out our 3D Printing Usage Agreement form, which provides a more detailed list of our policies that the patron must acknowledge before being given access to the 3D printing computers.

Reservations: We require patrons to make a reservation using the calendars below before printing. Reservation information can be found below.

Prohibited items for printing include drug paraphernalia, weapons, and offensive items. Overnight printing requires direct permission from AFADD staff. Email knapp-training@wellesley.edu if you have questions or concerns about a print, or require overnight printing.

Make a Reservation

Reserve an hour-long appointment slot for one of the following printers (more information about each printer below):

Afinia     |     Creator Pro1     |     Creator Pro2     |      Creator Pro3     

Note that you can, and will likely need to, reserve multiple sequential slots.

Printer Information

Afinia

Uses Afinia 3D Studio for its printing interface. Recommended for people with simpler prints as supports are typically harder to get off than the Creator Pro. Offers the largest build plate of our printers though fewer customization options for printing process.

Build dimensions (xyz): 10 x 8 x 8 in (254 x 203.2 x 203.2 mm)

Creator Pros

Uses Simplify3D for its printing interface. Is recommended for prints which require precise support, or for users who want more customization options for their print. Gives users the option to choose settings such as precise infill percentage, infill pattern, and support density. Note that it has a smaller build plate than the Afinia, which may be a deciding factor for some prints.

Build dimensions (xyz): 8.8 x 5.7 x 5.9 in (225 x 145 x 150 mm)

 

Contact

To schedule a 3D printing orientation, ask a question, or voice a concern, please email knapp-training@wellesley.edu, or come visit us in the Knapp Media & Technology Center located on the first floor of Clapp Library!