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3D Printing Services

A 3-D Printing Guide From A.T. Still Memorial Library and ATSU Information Technology Services

2020 3D printing contest

Students may submit individually or work in teams up to three people. 

The deadline to enter is March 6th, 2020, with prizes being awarded May 1st, 2020.

Prizes are awarded per campus and a group must split the prize. The group will decide how to split the prize.

  • First place is awarded $150 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second place is awarded $75 Amazon Gift Card
  • Third place is awarded $50 Amazon Gift Card

Questions can be directed to the appropriate library staff for each campus.

Mesa Questions: Adrienne Brodie

Kirksville Questions: Debra Loguda-Summers

STEP ONE : Find/Create STL file

STEP ONE : Find or Make an STL file

The 3D Printers require a CAD based STL (STereoLithography) file for printing. STL files can be created using a 3D scanner or downloaded from other sources.

  • Users must bring a suitable STL file to the Library for use with the printer.
    • See the page to the left for assistance finding an open source STL file suitable for printing. 
STL & CAD file visualization comparison image from Wikipedia

STEP TWO : The Printers

STEP TWO : Mojo Stratasys 3D Printers or F170 Stratasys 3D Printer or Afinia 800 H+1 3D Printer



STEP THREE : The Washers

STEP THREE : WaveWash 55 or SCA-1200 

How to Request a Model

Library Instructions for Model Requests

  1. You must fill out the 3D model printing form with the Library staff experts :
    1. Missouri : Debra Loguda-Summers 
    2. Arizona : Adrienne Brodie
    3. The form will require
      • Your contact information
      • Your School and program affiliation 
      • Information about your desired model - size, type, file
        • The object can be no larger than 10x10x10 cubic inches.
        • Note: There is only one color available for objects in most cases; however, the plastic can be painted upon using model paints.
        • Note: For some projects, we will require an additional step - consultation with ITS. This is often necessary when the model requires significant editing or clean-up, or requires a different material. 
  2. The Library will require an STL file to print your 3D object.
    • You may supply this via USB drive or email. 
    • If you cannot supply an STL file, the Library will help you find one if possible. 
  3. The Library will contact you when your model is complete or if there is a problem.
    • Note: Printing a standard model typically requires between one to two weeks if all required files are of good quality; specific cases may take longer depending on complexity and availability of materials.

Requirements & Limitations

Printed Object Requirements & Limitations

Printer Outputs must meet these limits:

  • Research or academic purposes only
  • Printing area is 10" by 10" by 10"
  • Single color printing only

3D Printer Policy

3D Printer Policy

ATSU 3D printer policy and general guidelines: