Getting Started

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Go to our queue system site: fleet.astroprint.com/purdue

We try to print jobs in the order they are submitted and in the most timely manner. Most jobs can expect a lead time of one week to complete. If your print is not completed by then please contact a lab TA.

Policies

  • Students and staff are allowed to print items with a volume up to 2 x 2 x 2 inch (50mm) cube, per student per week for free with material supplied by the lab (PLA Material Only). If you want to print more than the allotted amount or in a color of your preference, you will need to provide your own spool of material labeled with your name and Purdue email. Weekly limits do not combine when unused.
  • If your printing is for a class or sponsored research, we ask that students purchase their own spool. The free spools are meant for exploration and personal projects, please help us keep our internal costs down on this free service. If your class is purchasing the spool, please indicate your class in the comments area of your submission.
  • If you are providing a personal spool it must be 3mm diameter Hatchbox or eSun brand regular PLA or ABS filament only. Other brands, sizes, and material types will not be accepted. Also glow in the dark or other exotic blends will not be accepted.
  • Personal spools must have your email written on it.
  • We only print to Astroprint accounts made with Purdue emails. Do not use gmail.
  • We have the right to cancel your print if it appears to be an illegal, dangerous, or inappropriate object whether it is functional or not.
  • Every print submitted must include a note of your name, Purdue e-mail and, which material you want to use.
    ex: “Lab spool” OR “My PLA spool”
  • Completed prints must be picked up within 2 weeks after completion otherwise they will be recycled.
  • We can try to honor color requests, but if you are using lab materials, we cannot guarantee that your color request will be fulfilled.
  • Schedule print pick-ups and spool drop-offs AT LEAST 24 HOURS in advance.
  • We have the right to cancel your print if the above rules are not followed.

We try to print jobs in the order they are submitted and in the most timely manner. Most jobs can expect a lead time of one week to complete. If your print is not completed by then please contact a lab TA.

LULZBOT TAZ Series

Build Volume: 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11.02in x 11.02in x 9.8in) Dimensions are in X,Y,Z axis order

Layer height: 0.1mm-0.3mm (0.004in – 0.012in)


How to use the 3D printers


To access please go to fleet.astroprint.com/purdue and login using your Purdue e-mail and password (not BoilerKey).

You should be able to upload your prints to your design library once logged in.  If you wish to then print your design, select ‘add to group queue’  under the ‘…’ menu next to your design.

Make sure to add your print file to the correct queue o

The correct queues for our lab are the BoilerMaker Lab queues

  • If you are printing a part with a personal spool, upload your print file to the student spool queue
  • If you are using lab materials, upload your print file to the free materials queue