Welcome to DU3D Print Lab! State of the art 3D printing facility utilising Polyjet and FDM Technologies. DU3D Print Lab providing access to the high-end technologies in product realisation, for students, industry and the wider Deakin University community.
Whether you want to learn the technology and methods yourself, or need some additional expertise on your next project, we are here to help.
Spaces and open times
The 3D printing lab KE1.201 is open from 9am – 3pm weekdays.
No after-hours access available.
Consultations: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11am during trimester. No bookings necessary.
Access the lab
To obtain access to the lab and its equipment – please refer to Commencing a Project
You must have completed the following prior to using the laboratories.
- Online Lab Safety Training Modules
- Local area induction session
- Equipment specific induction
- Project Safety Assessment
3D printing vs. Laser
3D Printing Team
Using the lab
This laboratory space contain a number of different 3D Printers and technologies. Further details and specifications can be found below. Usage of all equipment must adhere to the current 3d Printing policy.
We have put together a guide to preparing a file for 3D printing.
- View instructional guide (PDF, 55.2 KB)
- How to save a .STL file (PDF, 73.4 KB)
- Video: How to save as a .STL file using Solidworks
- Video: How to save as a .STL file using Inventor
- Video: How to save as a .STL file using Fusion
Should you require any additional assistance, please contact us.
The 3D lab comprises of a number of basic desktop printers for student use such as the Ups a Zortrax and a Flashforge. For intermediate users there are Uprints and Mojos available and for the more serious user we have range of production printers including a Connex3 500 a Fortus 450 and an SLM 125 HL
Download a detailed look into the specifications of available 3D printers. (PDF, 325.5KB)
For details of common material used in the 3D printers see the relevant guides below. Please note these are a guide only. Please discuss specific material requirements with Technical Staff.
Cost of Printing
Information to come.
Contact the Co-ordinator for further details.
Deakin University 3D printers are available to make three-dimensional objects using a design that the student/Client has provided as a digital computer file.
- The University 3D printers may be used for lawful purposes only. Student/Clients will not be permitted to use the 3D printers to create material that is:
- Prohibited by local, state, or federal law unless written approved by the Australian Attorney General.
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate models
- In violation of intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce a material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
- The 3D Laboratory staff reserve the right to refuse any 3D printing request.
- Cost: The charge of 3D printing is calculated by the cost of materials as described in the current price list. The Technical Staff reserves the right to change the cost as needed. Charges for the weight at printing time including any rafts and supports required for successful printing.
- All chargeable jobs will be quoted in advance and will not be printed until written consent of the file owner.
- Only designated Technical staff and level 3 inducted students will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
- The University reserves the right review all files before printing and to refuse producing any content at any time at the discretion of the Technical Staff.
- Schedule and Access to the 3D printer will be determined by Technical Staff.