Last Call!

Since the start of our pilot on January 12, we have received over 700 submissions. We can’t print them all, so we have been prioritizing to produce as many varied pieces as possible. The last day of our pilot is this Monday, March 16th, so this is your last chance to submit a project to be printed or tell us how it went!

flowersVaseEven if we are not able to get to your submission, we are happy to see your entries come in! It’s useful for us to see exactly what the demand at OSU looks like in terms of how many people want to use 3d printing, what for, what maintenance is needed for the printers, average cost of supplies, and how to structure such a service to efficiently produce quality prints. Thanks for taking this journey with us, and stay tuned! We’ll be crunching all the data and sharing our results and recommendations with senior leaders at the university to determine if and how 3d printing will be offered going forward.

The piece pictured here is our accidental art piece, “Flowers & Vase.” Flowers made from extruded PLA filament, a byproduct of loading a new cartridge; vase made from an aborted print job.

2 thoughts on “Last Call!

    • Hello Angie, the purpose of this pilot is to determine the answer to those questions. We are now analyzing information from the pilot to determine if and how we can offer 3d printing to the OSU community effectively, reliably, affordably, and sustainably.

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