Welcome to the ME 3D Print Lab!

The Mechanical Engineering 3D Print Lab is available to all current ME students. To gain access to the facility outside of staffed hours, students must review the policies/procedures for the lab, read and understand the getting started manuals for the machines and software, and pass a final quiz. To gain access after-hours all students must also pass the ME Building Emergency Plan Quiz.

Please report any issues with the 3D Print Lab to manager Steve Florence in room G027 or sflorenc@purdue.edu.

Open Lab Hours

During open lab hours, the lab is staffed and open to all ME students. Outside of these times, you must have passed the quiz to be able to access the lab.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wedensday Thursday Friday Saturday
Fall Semester Hours TBD

Filament Policy

Filament is installed in the 3D printers for student use for ME courses only. SD card and card readers are available for checkout from Steve Florence ME G027 from 8am-5pm Monday through Fridays.

3D Print Lab Rules Reference

This pdf is a quick reference for the rules and regulations of the 3D print lab.

Lab Rules

  • You must swipe your own ID card every time you enter the lab.
  • You must not allow other people into the lab off your card swipe.
  • You must not prop the door open.
  • No food or drink in the lab.
  • You must be a registered ME student to have access to the lab.
  • You may not print any of the following:
    • Weapons
    • Parts you intend on selling
    • Anything illegal under state or federal law
  • You must monitor your print at all times. You cannot leave eyesight of the printer once your print has started.
  • You must clean your work area & machine when you finish.
  • You must NOT attempt to fix the machines or use any machine that is out of order.
  • You must not move machines, furniture, or otherwise modify the lab.
  • You must not cut the filament while it is still in the printer!
  • You must allow yourself adequate time to complete your print.

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