Introduction

Welcome to 3D printing at Utah State University. Our two industrial grade 3D printers provide students, faculty, and community members with the ability to create detailed, quality prints that can be used as prototypes, functional parts, or even gifts. The lab staff are dedicated to creating a smooth and simple printing process that gives our customers the best service possible.

Objet 260 Connex3
Objet 260 Connex3

Versatile professional grade printer that has the capacity to print in multiple colors to produce smooth, detailed, high quality prints using PolyJet technology.

Materials Available

The printer has the ability to mix materials and colors. Color options available may vary.

Vero (Rigid)

  • Clear
  • Cyan

Agilus (Rubber-like)

  • Clear

View detailed specs (PDF).

Pricing

  • Object 260 Connex3
  • Material: $5.47/in3
  • Support: $1.02/in3

Tolerance

For prints under 3.94” tolerance is +/-0.00394”

For prints above 3.94” tolerance is +/- 0.00787” *for rigid materials

Fortus 250MC
Fortus 250MC

This professional grade printer builds durable, functional models using ABS plastic. The soluble support material gives the Fortus the ability to print complex models.
Best for designs in need of durability

Materials: ABS Plus

Pricing

  • Fortus 250Mc
  • Material: $4.94/in3
  • Support: $4.44/in3

Tolerance

+/- 0.0095”

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Print

Send or bring us your STL file(s) in one of the following ways:

  • Fill out the “Request a Print” form
  • Bring your files to a consultant in the Industrial Science Building, room 119

We will contact you within four to five days to let you know that your print is finished. If there are any issues we will contact you within one to two days. To be sure to receive your print on time send or bring your file(s) at least a week before you need the print.

If you have any questions please contact us at 3dprinting@usu.edu.

What type of file format should I use?

All files should be either Add file type .SLDPRT, .SLDASM, or .stl format

How do I save a file in STL?

  1. With your piece open in SolidWorks click File and then Save As
  2. Select .stl for the type
  3. Click Options
  4. Change the units to millimeters
  5. Under Resolution move the Deviation/Tolerance to the middle of the slide bar
  6. If you are saving an assembly as a single .stl be sure to click the checkbox for Save all components of an assembly in a single file.
  7. Click OK and Save
  8. If your are using AutoCad simply click Export and then Other Format
  9. Select .stl and Save

Who can use the 3D printing services?

Though primarily used by USU students and faculty the printers are also open for the general public.

How much will my print cost?

Cost is determined by multiple factors including the size of your print, which material and printer is chosen, and the interior fill of the print.

Pricing:

Object 260 Connex3

  • Material: $5.47/in3
  • Support: $1.02/in3

Fortus 250Mc

  • Material: $4.94/in3
  • Support: $4.44/in3

I don’t know how to make a file but still want to print. Is there any way to do that?

Yes! There are many online sites that provide .stl files for free or a cost