3D Printing


The Imaging Center currently has two 3D printers (FDM) available to the Bates Community. The Dimension SST 1200es is used exclusively for academic projects, and is located in the Imaging Lab. Contact Kai Evenson if you would like to learn more about this printer.

Our newest printer, the Lulzbot Taz 6, is located in the Gallery, and is available to members of the Bates College community for both academic and personal projects.

This printer prints with nontoxic PLA filament, and provides a 11 in x 11 in x 10 in (L x W x H) print area, with individual layer thicknesses ranging from 0.05mm to 0.5mm.

Lulzbot Taz 6 Usage Guidelines

Members of the Bates Community are welcome to request one personal print free of charge. To make a request, email Kai Evenson and include the file you would like to print (in .stl or .obj format), and the desired color.

For additional printing projects, users must meet with Imaging Center Staff.

Users may not use their own filament without first clearing use with Imaging Center staff.