3D Printing

3D Printing - Do Space

Attention: With our re-opening on June 15, 2020 access to the 3D Lab is limited to one person at a time, not all equipment may be available, staff will be unable to provide assistance, and paid 3D printing services are not available. Available equipment has a “book equipment” button on the Reserve Equipment page. On the booking page you will be able to book “The Whole 3D Lab” as opposed to an individual piece of equipment. If you have any questions please give us a call at 402-819-4022.

USE OF EQUIPMENT

Do Space’s equipment is intended for educational purposes and prototyping, not for mass production purposes. Staff reserve the right to refuse any print request. The public will not be permitted to use Do Space’s equipment to create or manipulate objects that are:

  • Weaponry or parts of weaponry of any kind.
  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Do Space environment.

Members using equipment directly are to be present while the equipment is running. Do Space is not responsible for any jobs or materials left behind.

3D PRINTING OPTIONS

Our Makerbot Replicator+ printer can be reserved ahead of time up to 4 hours at a time and 8 hours per week maximum. Do Space provides black PLA filament that is preloaded into this printer for your convenience. The Replicator+ has a build volume of 295 x 195 x 165 mm (11.6 x 7.6 x 6.5 in.).

Another option is to submit an .stl file on a flash drive to Do Space staff at the Tech Help Desk. We will then check the models and submit them to the print queue to be printed for you. Our Dimension and uPrint commercial printers use a stronger ABS+ filament and soluble support for models with details and overhangs. 

In times of high demand, Do Space will schedule only one print per day per person or entity.

Turnaround time on submitted prints can take up to a week. Members will be contacted to pick up their prints when they’re ready. Items printed by Do Space equipment not picked up within 14 days will become property of Do Space. Costs are listed in the Materials & Fees section below.

3D PRINTING MATERIALS & FEES

Do Space’s 3D printers do not print with bio-compatible materials. Objects printed at Do Space are not meant to be worn against the skin or internally for extended periods of time. Nor should printed objects be considered strong enough to support more than minimal weight or pressure.

Cost is determined by the weight of the final printed object, including any support filament used to render the object. Fees are assessed at $5.00/cubic-inch of filament + $8/cubic-inch of support material + sales tax for items created on the uPrint or Dimension printers.

Prints are payable on pickup and must be picked up within two weeks of notification or the object will become the property of Do Space. Members will not be charged for failed prints if the problem is related to a printer malfunction. If the problem arose from a problem with the design file, members will be charged for the weight/volume of the object.

Items printed by members on the Taz Pro will not incur a charge if the member supplies their own filament. Members wishing to use the Taz Pro (or Da Vinci minis) with Do Space-provided filament will be charged $0.10/gram of used filament.

DESIGN

Any 3D drafting software may be used to create a design as long as the file can be saved in .stl file format. Do Space has computers available with software, such as AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro and Solidworks, that may be used to create a design. Members can also find pre-created and modifiable digital designs from websites such as Thingiverse.com.