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MakerStudio at UA Offers Free 3D Printing for Students

(Image via Pixabay) The University of Akron offers free 3D printing for students through MakerStudio, found on the ground floor of Bierce Library. Megan Parker Made by the MakerStudio 3D printers, the left wand is designed based off a Pottermore wand and the right wand is designed based on the one that belongs to Harry Potter character, Voldemort. Students are limited to 10 personal prints or 30 print hours, the University Libraries website said. However, students have access to unlimited academic prints, which include assignments and projects for classes. In order for a student’s design to be compatible for the 3D printer, the MakerBot fifth Generation, file formats must be exported in .stl, .obj or .thing, the website said. The object also must fit within the 9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9-inch build platform of the 3D printer. Maria Hawkins, the coordinator of applied technology research and learning services at […]


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