Request an orientation, ask a question or get help with your model here. You can also email us anytime at techlab [at] library.caltech.edu.
Please bring your model and laptop, if available.
Export your model as an OBJ or STL file. If possible, keep your file size under 150MB.
If you don't have a model yet but would still like to register, a quick-print, calibration file will be provided.
Follow our guide to download and install Cura v 3.3.1 AND our custom printer definitions on your machine.
If you do not have a laptop, the library has two workstations available in the front of the TechLab with the necessary software installed.
If you are having trouble accessing a printer upon walk-in because the lab is operating at capacity and you have a time-sensitive research/class project you are working on, you may request to reserve a printer for a limited time.Please note:
You must be registered to use the lab/request reservations. Contact us to schedule a registration.Reservations are approved on a case-by-case basis and cannot be guaranteed.
Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Reservation times can be set for up to 24 hours max, unless by special request.
If approved, start your print within the first hour of your reservation, otherwise we may consider it a no-show and release the printer back into the wild. Printer Reservation Policy is subject to change based on usage and availability.
Please upload your file to an online cloud service of your choice. We recommend using https://caltech.box.com/.
After uploading your file, click 'Share' to get the share link.
Please paste the share link below.
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