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3D Printing Process

3D Printing is currently available at this time.

Frog that was rendered with a 3D printer

  1. 3D Printing is reserved for Biological Sciences Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergrad Students for in course requirements.
  2. Maximum object size is 9.5in x 9.5in x 9.5in (HWD). Objects should not weigh over 150 grams. Please contact Bio Operations Technical ( concerning non-standard sizes.
  3. Objects should be in .stl or .obj format to exepdiate printing.
  4. Please specify which color you prefer.
  5. Please submit your objects 5 business days before they are needed. Objects will be printed during the normal Purdue operational weekly hours.
    • All approved, non-printed resubmissions will be placed at the end of the print queue.
    • All objects should be submitted via a current Biology PI/Instructor, unless prior arrangements have been made.
    • Objects must be submitted via the Purdue Filelocker service.
    • To use FileLocker:
      1. Login to Purdue Filelocker with your career account.
      2. Click the "Upload" button, then select your file.
      3. When the upload is complete, click on the file and then click the "Share This File" button.
      4. In the blank under "Search for Users by ID" enter "biology " <add the space> and click on "Biology Poster Printing" when it appears.
      5. Then click "Share"; make sure the "Notify by email" box is checked.
  6. You may pick up your object in LILY, room B-131 during regular business hours.

Note: Blender, Makerbot Desktop, Tinkercad, 123 D Desting, Sculptris, SculptGL, and Wings 3D are all free software solutions to create 3D renderings.

Contact Person:

Roger Mahrling, LILY B-132
Phone: 496-0246   

Purdue University Biological Sciences, 915 Mitch Daniels Boulevard, West Lafayette, IN 47907

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