The 3D printing makerspace area in Skylab provides UWF Students, Faculty and Staff the opportunity to design and print 3D objects. The multimedia room/makerspace is intended for educational purposes and is not a 3D printing store. Skylab staff members assist patrons with the 3D printing process and provide support/training in regards to the operation of the 3D printers. Those who are interested in 3D printing are required to learn how to operate the printers and do their own printing. Skylab does not take orders for 3D prints by phone or email, as the 3D printing makerspace in a hands-on, in-person learning/research lab. The 3D printing makerspace supports innovative instruction by providing UWF students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about this technology and create 3D objects.
This resource can be utilized to create prototypes and physical models for class projects and more.
Patrons can learn 3D modeling, create anything that they can imagine and learn about how the 3D printing process works.
This service is provided with a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials (plastic filament) and routine maintenance costs associated with operating and maintaining the 3D printing equipment.
Payments for 3D prints are only accepted via Nautilus Card.
Basic printing fees:
- $1.00 - 2 hours or less
- $2.50 - 2-4 hours
- $3.50 - Over 4 hours
- Cost of plastic, varies depending on type and weight from .10 to .50 cents per gram.
The following is a time-lapse video of our Makerbot Replicator2 3D printer in action...