Please note that the library does not offer a 3D scanning service.
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing.
3D printers heat plastic filament then extrude it to form multiple layers of plastic.
3D printable models are created by computer-aided design (CAD) applications such as TinkerCAD, Blender etc.
JCU students and staff can submit STL files for printing using the
STL files must be checked for errors and converted ( 'sliced' ) into g-code using software such as Slic3r. G-code tells the printer how to actually print the model.
We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.