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3D printing

There are two 3D-printers at the Medical Library. These can be used both by those who want to learn more about 3D printing and by those who already know 3D modeling and want to print self-drawn models.

Workshop

Mandatory workshop

This workshop gives you basic knowledge in the handling of the 3D-printers. After the workshop you can book the printers for your own projects as a certified user.

The workshop takes about an hour and a maximum of two persons can participate at the same time. You must be over 18 to participate.

In the workshop you will work with a ZYYX 3D-printer. We will guide you through:

  • usage and safety
  • how to book the printers
  • all steps of the printing process, from downloading a 3D-model to printing
  • how the filament (the plastic used) is installed, how the build plate functions and other practical handling
  • how to repair and process 3D-models in the software Netfabb and Simplify3D.

Book a workshop

All personal data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Frequently asked questions

When can the printers be used?

The printers are available when the Medical Library is open. Printouts that exceed the booked time may be interrupted by staff or by the person that has booked the subsequent time.

How much does it cost to print?

  • The price is 740 SEK/kg for PLA or ABS plastic.
  • You pay for the calculated plastic consumption togehter with a small cost for the maintenance of the printers.
  • Payment is made at the Information before the printing begins.
  • No refunds are made.

What printer model does the library have?

Model: ZYYX
Build volume: 270x230x195 mm

Resources for 3D printing

Manuals and tutorials

Download 3D models

Software for 3D modeling

The software listed below are free to download for personal use. Please note that Simplify3D is a licensed software. Therefore you must do all settings on the computers at the Medical Library with Simplify3D before using our 3D printers.

3D modeling

Control, repair and slice your model

Rules regarding handling and safety

* You handle the 3D printers at your own risk.

* You must comply with the handling and safety regulations included in the mandatory workshop.

* You may not print items that are intended to harm others or are otherwise illegal.

* You may not touch anything inside the printer chamber during heating, printing or cooling.

* The printer hood should be in place and the hatches closed to minimize noise and odor during printing.

* When the print is completed, remove the print from the build plate, wipe the plate, and clean the workspace.

* You are responsible for the entire printing process (start of the print, that the printing proceeds normally and that it runs within the scheduled time).