JCU students, and staff can submit STL files for printing using the Library & Information Services 3D Printing Request Form.
STL files must be checked for errors and converted ( 'sliced' ) into g-code using software such as PrusaSlicer or Slic3r.
The G-code file tells the printer how to actually print the model. Library staff will normally do this unless you specify that you want to create the g-code yourself. In which case you will need to upload the G-Code file in place of the STL file in the file upload section of the form.
Please note filament colours are subject to campus availability.
PLA Filament colour options at JCU Library
What is infill?
The main purpose of infill is to provide internal support for top layers, which would otherwise have to bridge over empty space. Infill also affects the speed of printing, structural strength, filament consumption, and even the look of the printed object. (Prusa Research, 2022)
3D printers work by laying layer over layer of plastic to create a 3D object. Each new layer must be supported by the one beneath it. If part of your model starts in mid-air and is not supported by anything below, you need to add an additional support structure to ensure a successful print. (Prusa Research, 2022)
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