Resources for 3D printing

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Overview

This page lists resources to help you get started with 3D printing at IU. For further details, see UITS 3D Print Labs.

Obtain 3D models

Thingiverse is a community-based Makerbot website where you can download free models that are ready for printing, and find instructions and print settings for most models.

My Mini Factory is also a community based website where you can download all sorts of different models, primarily props from games, movies, and other sources of entertainment.

Shapeways is a professional 3D print service that also has a vast 3D model repository. The models aren't free, but they're guaranteed to be high quality.

Create 3D models

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Advanced/professional

Tutorials

Beginner

Advanced

The following resources assume that you are already fluent in the program of choice; they are not tutorials for the actual software.

Lab locations and access

Campus Lab name Location Contact Audience
IU Bloomington
Eskenazi School Fabrication Labs
Fine Arts Building 141

rmandell@iu.edu

Eskenazi School Fabrication Labs

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Also available to all students, faculty, and staff
Protolab: Design Research Cafe Myles Brand Hall E120

makehelp@indiana.edu

Luddy Makerspaces

All Luddy School students, faculty, and staff (as well as some additional IU groups and community partners)
UITS 3D Lab
Wells Library West Tower, 4th floor

iub3d@indiana.edu

UITS 3D Print Labs

All students, faculty, and staff
ISE Fab Lab Luddy Hall IF4150

makehelp@indiana.edu

Luddy Makerspaces

Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering students and faculty
Innovation Center
Teter Quadrangle, Luddy Living-Learning Community

makehelp@indiana.edu

Luddy Makerspaces

Luddy LLC students
MAD LAB I Fine Arts 141

rmandell@indiana.edu

IU Bloomington MAD LAB I

Entire Bloomington campus (laser engraving, 3D printing, vinyl cutting)
MAD LAB II Wood and Metal Shops

rmandell@indiana.edu

IU Bloomington MAD LAB II

Entire Bloomington campus (CNC routing, CNC plasma cutting)
MAD LAB III Kirkwood 014

rmandell@indiana.edu

IU Bloomington MAD LAB III

Entire Bloomington campus (laser engraving)
MESH Lab
Multidisciplinary Engineering and Sciences Hall

makehelp@indiana.edu

Luddy Makerspaces

Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering faculty and graduate students
IUPUI Idea Garden Hine Hall IP106 igarden@iupui.edu All students
Think It Make It Lab Eskenazi Hall 183 and 111A

herrtimi@iupui.edu

Think It Make It Lab

All students
University Library 4135G ULEMS@IUPUI.edu All students
Informatics and Communications Complex 255
inform1@iupui.edu SOIC students
Engineering Technology Building 101
et3dprt@iupui.edu
Engineering and Technology students
Nexus/Makerspace Medical Library 207 rlmltech@iu.edu Medical students
IU East Hayes Hall 127 tiscales@iue.edu
All students, faculty, and staff
IU South Bend
Education and Arts Building 2010

ryweber@iusb.edu

Wide Format and 3D Printing

All students, faculty, and staff (also open to the public)
IU Southeast Life Science Building 104
All students, faculty, and staff (by appointment only)
IUPUC Columbus Center 233 mendezja@iupuc.edu All students

Many of these spaces have other equipment and hardware aside from 3D printing. Reach out to the individual lab for equipment specifics, including what types of printers and materials are available.

If you don't see your lab listed here, or if there is information that needs to be changed, email Andy Webb.

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Last modified on 2021-09-24 15:41:05.