The Miller Center is pleased to offer members the opportunity to submit projects to be printed on the center’s 3D printer. The 3D Printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file. These can be designs you’ve created yourself, or designs you’ve obtained from another source and have permission to use.
3D printing is a great way for small business owners or designers to prototype their work before the production phase. The printing material, or filament, is made of a non-toxic resin derived from corn. It is heated up to over 175° C and then fed through an extruder onto a plate that moves. The Miller Center offers a number of different colors available for printing.
Custom designs may be submitted, or users can browse designs available online at the various 3D design depositories. For example, Makerbot’s Thingiverse allows users to submit designs to be shared for printing as well as a search feature of their thousands of available designs for download.
For more information or to submit a request, visit our 3D Printing Page.