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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

The CrAFT Studio at UNC Asheville: 3D Printing Information

Now open on Ramsey Library's Lower Level, the CrAFT Studio is a multi-use creativity studio at the intersection of technology, creativity, and scholarship.

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3D Printing Information

3D Printing In Ramsey Library

The CrAFT Studio features three (3) 3D printers that are available for current UNC Asheville student, faculty, and staff use with a valid OneCard number.

3D Printers Filament and Pricing

3D Printer Printing Material Price Per Unit
Lulzbot TAZ 6 ColorFabb NGen (2.83 mm) $.05 per gram
  ProtoPasta Aromatic Coffee HTPLA (2.83 mm) $.07 per gram
  NinjaTek NinjaFlex (2.83 mm) $.10 per gram
FormLabs Form 2 SLA FormLabs Standard Resin* $.20 per milliliter
$2.50 per file
$2 per hour after the first hour
Please allow three (3) business days turnaround time* for printing items.
* For the Form 2 SLA printer and dual extruded prints for the TAZ 6 printer, please allow one (1) additional business day processing time due to machine complexity and configuration.

3D Printing Request Process

  1. Submit your request; submit your request via the 3D Printing Submission Form as an STL or OBJ file.
  2. Approve of the estimate; a member of The CrAFTy Crew will contact you within one (1) business day with confirmation that your file is able to be printed and with an estimated price. If there are issues with your file, those will be addressed during this process. You must approve of the estimate before the charge is applied to your library account.
  3. Pay for the request; if you selected Credit Card as your payment method, you will receive a follow-up e-mail from one of the CrAFTy Crew with a price and notification that the charge is applied to your library account. You can pay for your submissions at the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library. If you selected Departmental Invoice, a valid departmental fund number must be provided before request can be processed. Requests must be paid for, either by credit card or by providing a valid departmental fund number, before they are processed, and requests not paid for within seven (7) days from the submission date will be deleted.
  4. The Crew creates your items; our CrAFTy Crew gets to work fulfilling your request! After it is completed, each item is wiped down with an isopropyl alcohol solution and set aside to quarantine for an appropriate period of time (usually one business day). Please note; specialty filaments or the SLA Form 2 printer takes an additional day for processing and finishing.
  5. Pick up your completed items; you will receive an email when your items are successfully created and ready to go with a link to the contactless pick up and drop off calendar. You will select a 15 minute window to come pick up your completed and sanitized items!