3D Printers 101


3D printers are available to FCFI students, faculty, and staff, and the public, to make three-dimensional objects in filament using a design uploaded from a digital file. 

  • Prior to using the 3D printers you must complete a mandatory 3D Printing 101 Quiz, A Code of Conduct and Safety Quiz and sign a Makerspace User Agreement.  
  • 3D printing services are offered in a non-commercial capacity.
  • Student assignments take priority over other 3D printing jobs.
  • Uploaded files will be deleted once your object has been printed.  

Use of the 3D printers must conform to all Franklin Center For Innovation Policies.

3D printers are to be operated by FCFI Makerspace Technicians only.

FCFI Makerspace 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes and FCFI reserves the right to refuse any print request. The printers cannot be used to create material that is:

  1. Prohibited by state or federal law.
  2. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
  3. In violation of the intellectual property rights of others. For example, reproducing material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
  4. A weapon, in part or whole, or any object that can be mistaken for a weapon.
  5. Too large for the printer.
  6. Lewd, malicious, or otherwise unsuitable for creating a welcoming and inclusive public space.


3D Design Checklist

Submit a 3D Design Checklist

3D Printer 101 Quiz

To use the 3D Printers you must first complete the 3D Printer 101 Quiz and the Code of Conduct and Safety quiz.

Take the 3D Printer 101 Quiz  

You must also take a hands on class, meet with a Makerspace Technician for scheduling.

You need a score of 100% to pass and can take the quiz multiple times.

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