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Submit Your Ideas: Lockwood 3D Printer Demo

UB students are beginning to explore the potential of 3D printing. Haven't had a chance to get up close and personal with 3D printing? Now's your chance!

Published March 28, 2017

UBIT is offering a demo of a Makerbot 3D printer in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary for the remainder of the Spring 2017 semester. UB students are invited to submit ideas for what to print next—if we print an object you submitted, you get to keep it!

Send us your submissions at buffalo.edu/ubit/3D, or on Twitter using the hashtag #UBIT3D. If you’re looking for ideas, check out the Makerbot Thingiverse, a repository of 3D-printable objects with schematics included.

UBIT will be printing in the Lockwood 2 North Cybrary during business hours until the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Suggest an object to print, then come visit the cybrary to see the Makerbot in action.

If we select your object to print, we’ll contact you to arrange to come pick it up once it’s been printed.

Still a relatively new technology, 3D printing is becoming more prominent in manufacturing industries, in biotechnology and among hobbyists. If you haven’t had the chance to get up-close-and-personal with a 3D printer, now’s your chance!

Dig Deeper

Our hope is to get people excited about a new, dynamic technology. For those who want to go even further with 3D printing, the University at Buffalo’s own Digital Manufacturing Laboratory gives UB students an opportunity to learn more about the process behind 3D printing by developing and printing their own designs.