Take the certification course
Register for the Digital Studio 3D printer certification course.
Book a 3D printer in Robarts
Reserve a 3D printer through the group study room booking website.
3D Printing Service in Robarts Will Launch in January 2019
Certification courses for the Robarts Digital Studio 3D printers will begin in January 2019. As of January 7, 2019 you will be able to book time using the 3D printers if you are eligible to use them (see below).
About 3D Printing in the Robarts Digital Studio
The Digital Studio is equipped with 2 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. All students, faculty, and staff who hold a valid TCard can use the 3D Printers in the Robarts Digital Studio.
How do I use the printers?
Users must obtain certification to operate the 3D printers by:
- Attending a certification course in the Digital Studio
- Signing safety and liability waivers
- Passing a 3D printing knowledge test
Where are the 3D printers located?
The printers are located in the Digital Studio on the first floor of Robarts Library
When can I book time on the printer?
Printers are available by reservation only. The service will be open Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
How much does it cost?
The cost of using a 3D printer is $1.50 (includes HST) per 30 minutes of reservation time. Users must pay prior to their reservation time. Printing charges apply regardless of the success of the print.
What are the finished products made of?
The 3D printers at the Robarts Digital Studio use PLA (polyactic acid), a biodegradeable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from corn starch. It's safe to use in our space.
We currently have filament in the following colours: black, neon orange, red, green, yellow, and translucent light blue! Unless otherwise requested, you will print your job in whatever colour is loaded into the printer when you begin your booking. If you would like to print in a specific colour that we offer, choose the filament colour when booking the printer. Please note that colour requests cannot be guaranteed.