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


 

 
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New User Registration
  • 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.
Monday through Thursday ONLY
Reserve a Printer
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.
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Troubleshooting Models, Print Settings, Machine Issues, etc.
  • 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.