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3D Printing FAQs

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How do I start 3D printing in the Makers Lab?

Reserve one of the 3D printers anytime the UCSF Makers Lab is open or attend a 3D Printing pop-up, held throughout the month.

How much does it cost to 3D print in the Makers Lab?

Nothing, we provide the printer and filament. Just remember to bring your UCSF ID and ideas!

What can I print?

Refrain from printing dangerous or illegal items, otherwise the possibilities are endless! Check out the NIH 3D Print Library and Thingiverse for inspiration and 3D files.

Where can I learn more about 3D printing?

Review the following resources, attend a Makers Lab pop-up, and ask a Makers Lab staff member for help:

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I have never used a 3D printer, where do I even start?

This is a good place to start, then visit us at a 3D Printing pop-up, held throughout the month.

What do I need to 3D print?

Nothing, we provide the printer and filament. Just remember to bring your UCSF ID and ideas!

What is Cura?

Cura is the software we use to prepare our files to print. Cura is free and fun, use the links to download Cura today and get started 3D printing!

What do I do if I have a problem and need help?

Turn around and ask a Library staff member for help!

 

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