The 3D printer is available for Faculty and Staff to print items for the classroom, presentations and projects. It has a large print volume, is easy to use, and can print in more than one color. Contact CETL for training and printing costs. You can also check the Media Services page for printing costs.
3D Printing Examples
This chainmail example took 9 hours to print and has connected loops of plastic on the reverse side. It is printed in ABS plastic.
The ear canal example was printed for Nursing, is about 10 times normal size, took 4 hours to print and required detailed clean-up of support material. Printed in nylon.
The Medieval Font Basin was printed for Medieval Studies. Extensive clean-up work was required including hollowing out the basin of the font, trimming the edges, and joining the top basin to the bottom pedestal. It took 9 hours to print two pieces; the basin and the lower column. Printed in ABS plastic at high resolution.
The tape dispenser was printed as an example, took about 2 hours to print, and had very little clean up required. Printed in ABS.
This is Mount Rexor (from Dungeons & Dragons), printed for the Library. It is printed in ABS, is about 3 inches tall and required minimum clean up of support material. It took 7 hours to print.
These elephants are about 2in x 1in, printed in ABS and required very little trimming with no support material. They were printed for the CEBS Faculty Fellow and took 2 hours to print each.
This topographical map of Mt. Everest is about 2 inches square. It is printed in ABS and took about 4 hours to print. No trim work was needed. The file can be scaled up to increase clarity of the terrain.
This fish is printed with no clean up and is printed as a movable fish skeleton. We used ABS filament and it took about 20 minutes to print.
This is a cell phone holder printed in ABS for a customer. It took 10 hours to print. The green item is a pen holder, also for a customer, that took 15 hours to print in ABS. No clean up needed on either item.
This 3D printed human heart section is printed in NinjaFlex, a flexible filament. It took 9 hours to print and required extensive clean up inside.
This is a U.S. map that shows the population of each state by elevation. It is printed in PLA, and took about 45 minutes to print.
Virtual Reality glasses are currently available to borrow from CETL to use and test in your classroom or for presentations.
Virtual Reality can be used for environmental exploration, archeology, geography, anthropology and cultural immersion.
It can also be used to explore architecture, archaeological sites, visit remote locations, and virtually swim underwater.
Virtual reality medical procedures are a great way for students to watch, practice, review, and interact. There are more and more medical apps and 360 videos being produced every week.
MS Hololens is one of the newest MR (mixed reality) technologies available. We are currently testing and developing simulations using the Hololens and will offer them to be used in classrooms and/or labs in the near future.