3D Printers

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

The Makerbot 3D printers and digitizer are located on the fourth floor of Tompkins Hall in the SEAS Computing Facility. There is no charge to use the 3D equipment. However, 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. 

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:

    - “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, glow-in-the-dark, black, white, cool gray, translucent red, blue, green, translucent orange
    - Make sure to attach your stl file

  3. 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.