3D Printers

SEASCF has 3D printers for students and faculty to use for projects and as part of their curriculum. The available hardware includes:

The Makerbot and Stratasys 3D printers are located on the fourth floor of Tompkins Hall in the SEAS Computing Facility. There is no charge to use the 3D equipment, but they are limited to academic and research projects only. You are required to send your file via email to support@ticket.seas.gwu.edu along with the project information and faculty you are working with to use the 3D printers. This information is required to minimize waste as well as help scheduling the use of the equipment. The maximum dimensions and plastic type can be found here:

Printer Max Dimensions (LxWxH, in) Available Plastic
Makerbot Z18 11.8 x 12 x 18 PLA
Makerbot 5th Generation 11.6 x 7.6 x 6.5 PLA
Stratasys F170 10 x 10 x 10 PLA, ABS, ASA


Please note that the Stratasys F170 printer is reserved for projects over "4 x 4" in size and those that require a higher resolution. All printer requests on the Stratasys F170 will be completed using PLA unless otherwise specified. 

Please check these requirements below prior to submitting any print job:

  1. First, your model must be saved as an .stl file from your CAD software (exported from Pro/E, AutoCAD, etc.)
  2. Then, submit a ticket to support@ticket.seas.gwu.edu formatted as follows:

    Subject: [Your Name] – 3D Printing Request


    Object dimensions:
    Do you require dissolvable support material (Y/N)?:
    Color (not required):


- “Object dimensions” should be the approximate perimeter dimensions of your object if it were a rectangle. i.e. if your object is a sphere with a diameter of 2 inches, you should write 2x2 inches. This is to make sure the object’s correct size is maintained.
- Colors: natural, black, white, cool gray, translucent red, blue, green, orange
- Make sure to attach your stl file

Once we receive your printing request, the model will be prepared for printing. A staff member will respond with the estimated printing time and when the model should be finished and ready for pick up.

Computing Facility Hours

Semester Hours

Science & Engineering Hall

Tompkins Hall

Mon-Fri: 7AM-10PM

Sat & Sun: Closed

Mon-Thu: 8AM-1AM

Fri: 8AM-10PM

Sat & Sun: 10AM-10PM