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How to Use the MakerSpace Facilities and Services: 3D Printers

  1.  First-time users MUST undertake a basic training and pass the Safety Test.
  2. There is no charge to use 3D printers provided by the MakerSpace. Users are responsible for the costs of 3D printing filament.
  3. Users are responsible for any damages of the furniture and equipment in the MakerSpace.
  4. Unless otherwise approved by the University Librarian, the 3D printers are used by eligible users for educational and non-commercial proposes ONLY.
  5. Users should comply with with copyright, patent, and other intellectual policy regulations, which do include specific exceptions for fair use. CUHK Library staff reserves the right to refuse any usage request. 

Ultimaker 3

Description: The Ultimaker 3 is a 3D printer with dual extrusion and water-soluble support materials.

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Method: submit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Specification

  • Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Print head: Dual extrusion print head with an auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores
  • Dual Extrusion Build volume:  197 x 215 x 200 mm
  • Print speed:  30 to 300 m/s
  • Filament diameter:  2.85 mm
  • Software:  Ultimaker Cura
  • File Formats: .STL, .OBJ

 

Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer) ; PVA (supporting materials)

Printing Cost: Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$1 per gram

More Information: https://ultimaker.com/3d-printers/ultimaker-3 

Tinkerine DittoPro-R

Description:  The Tinkerine DittoPro-R is a safe and quiet 3D printer.

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Methodsubmit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Specification:

  • Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Dimension: 146 x 154 x 172 mm
  • Build Volume: 215 x 160 x 220 mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • File Format: .STL, .OBJ 

Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer)

Printing Cost Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$1 per gram

More Information: https://store-ca.tinkerine.com/products/dittopro-r

 

MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation Model)

Description:  The MakerBot R5 is an easy-to-use desktop 3D printer. 

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Methodsubmit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Specification:

  • Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Dimension: 528 x 441 x 410 mm
  • Build Volume: 295 x 195 x 165 mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • File Format: .STL, .OBJ

Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer)

Printing Cost Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$1 per gram

More Information: https://www.makerbot.com/3d-printers/replicator/

FormLabs Form 2

Description: The Formlabs Form 2 is a 3D printer which delivers high resolution 3D parts in small size

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Method: submit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Location: Laser Cutting Room, MakerSpace, Learning Garden

Specification

  • Print Technology: Stereolithography  (SLA)
  • Dimensions: 350 x 330 x 520 mm
  • Build volume: 145 x 145 x 175 mm
  • Layer Resolution: 25-200 microns / 0.025-0.2 mm 
  • Software:  PreForm
  • File Formats: Input: .STL, .OBJ, Output: .FORM

 

Filament: Methacrylate Photopolymer Resin

Printing Cost: Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$6 per gram

More Informationhttps://formlabs.com/3d-printers/form-2/

Up Mini 2

Description: The UP mini 2 is an easy-to-use portable 3D printer. 

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff, CUHK Library users

Reservation Method: Reserve a time slot at Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. You can print your 3D objects on self-service basis.

Location: Self Service Corner, MakerSpace, Learning Garden

Specification:

  • Technology: MEM (Melted Extrusion Modeling)
  • Dimension: 255 x 365 x 385 mm
  • Build Volume: 120 x 120 x 120 mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Software: UP Studio

  • File Format: .STL, .UP3

 

Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer)

 

More Information: https://www.tiertime.com/up-mini-2/

UP Plus 2

Description:  The UP Plus 2 is a portable 3D printer which offers automatic platform calibration as well as automatic nozzle height.

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Methodsubmit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Specification:

  • Technology: Melted Extrusion Modeling (MEM)
  • Build Volume: 140 x 140 x 135 mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Software: UP Studio
  • File Format: .STL, 

Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer)

Printing Cost Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$1 per gram

More Information: https://www.tiertime.com/up-plus-2/

How can I submit a print request?

Submit Print Request

  1. Bring complete build model(s) in STL format on a flash drive to the Learning Garden Help Desk during service hours.
  2. Each request can print a maximum of 3 models provided that the total size of model does not exceed the maximum build size of the 3D printer.
  3. Staff will ask what build size, density and layer thickness needed for the 3D model. They will verify your model(s) and complete a 3D Print Request form with print charge and time for you.
  4. Staff will add your print file to the printing queue and estimate the pickup time for you. If there is a high demand of print requests, the Library may group multiple print files together and schedule one print per day.
  5. Staff will complete a cost slip with print charge for you. Bring the slip and pay the print charge at the circulation counter on G/F of the University Library. Circulation counter will issue a receipt to you.
  6. Return the receipt to the Help Desk for collecting your printed object(s).

Collect Your Print Object

Collect Printed Object

Printed object(s) must be picked up within 7 days during service hours. You must present your CU Link card, the user copy of the print request form and the receipt to the Help Desk in person for collecting your printed object(s).

Remove Support Materials

A toolkit, including clamp, gloves, forceps & putty knife, can be borrowed at the Help Desk to cleanly remove rafts and support materials of your printed objects.

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