Several bio-inspired, 3D printed structures sit together in the sun to highlight the junctions found in the Venus’ flower basket sea sponge’s exoskeleton.
Fulton Schools 3D Print and Laser Cutter Lab

3D Printing

3D printing services for your project

Who can 3D print?

3D printing services are available to all Fulton Schools students, clubs, and research groups. We supply the filament only for class related projects. You can identify whether your project qualifies as an FSE class related project when filling out the Print Submission Form. For all class related projects, we require details about class and instructor in the Print Submission Form.

Does the lab provide filament?

Printing services are available for personal projects, research projects and club projects. You need to provide your own filament for projects not related to a class.

How many projects may I submit?

Due to a high volume of prints in the queue, we are only accepting a maximum of 5 submissions per person at a time. If you wish to print more than 5 projects, please wait until you receive the pick-up emails before each submission. Please drop off filament after you have submitted the online form.

How long will my project take to process?

On average our processing time is at least 5 business days from when we receive your print request. However, this varies greatly depending on the size of your project and the print queue. Please contact us for an accurate timeframe.

  • Class projects take priority (i.e. FSE100)
  • Do not procrastinate! Print demand during finals and other peak times can fill up two weeks in advance. Submit your project at least 10 days before it is due.
  • Please allow at least one day for an email response.



Class projects

We only provide filament for 3D prints required for FSE class projects.

Research or personal projects

For print requests related to research, club, or personal projects we require you to provide your own filament. Please bring in your spool of filament after submitting your print request online. If you have a particularly large print, you must bring in multiple rolls.

Filament diameter measurements:

1.75mm Filament
Ultimaker S5
2.85mm Filament
Creality CR-10 S5
1.75mm Filament
Soluble SupportsX
Breakaway Supports XXX
PLA Filament XXX
ASA FilamentX
TPU FilamentX
PETG FilamentXX
Nylon X FilamentX
Nylon FilamentXX
Max Build Plate Size250 x 210 x 210 mm330 x 240 x 300 mm500 x 500 x 500 mm

We recommend purchasing filament from MatterHackers and HatchBox as we have had the best success with them. If you choose to bring in filament from a different brand, please be aware that we may have to reject the filament based on its compatibility with our printers.

Please be sure to bring in the correct diameter filament for each printer:

  • Our Ultimaker S5 printers require 2.85mm filament
  • Our Prusa I3 MK3s+ printers require 1.75mm filament
  • Our Stratasys Mojo uses only proprietary ABS filament

Read the types of 3D Printing Materials article to learn more about the most commonly used types of filament and their best uses.

Steps to request a print

Prepare File Details

  • Every file should be submitted with a separate form.
  • One part per file – multiple parts on a file cannot be manipulated independently.
  • Please provide the desired infill percentage.
  • Please make sure to provide correct measurements.

Submit Form

Fill the 3D Print Submission Form as per the instructions in step 1.

If providing your own filament, please bring it in after submitting the online form.

Please double check that the form is filled out correctly, what is submitted is what will be printed.

Wait for Pick-up Email

When you receive an email stating your project is ready, feel free to stop by any time during our business hours.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Policies, terms and conditions

  • All files MUST be ready to print; any last-minute changes or edits will require the student to complete these changes on their own, then return when changes are completed. Lab assistants will not make any changes to your files.
  • Submit files in .STL format. Lab Assistants will not convert files for students.
  • Each individual piece of a model must be in its own file. For example, if a model consists of six parts then we should receive six files from the student. The only exception are duplicates. Example (needing 3 each of the same exact piece).
  • The 3D print lab will print the submitted project after receiving approval from an FSE instructor or by the student for their personal project.
  • Projects will be printed on the first available 3D printer in the lab.
  • Reprints are not permitted if the project breaks due to bad design or physics; we will reprint the project after you made corrections to the design.
  • Depending on the print queue, projects may take 2-10 business days before completed. We will provide an estimate of how long it will take to complete your project but there is no guarantee whether or not it will be completed by that time. Be prepared for possible delays in the printing process.
  • Some builds may require the student to split the part into several pieces and piece it together after being printed. Be prepared to assemble your project.
  • Final print may have support material and may require clean up. FSE 3D print lab is not responsible for removing support material. You can remove support material with sand paper, wire cutters or other hand tools. FSE 3D print lab does not loan hand tools to remove support material.
  • No one has permission to use the 3D printer to create material that is:
    • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for University environment.
    • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer is not be used to reproduce material subject to trademark, patent or copyright protection.
  • The lab reserves the right to refuse 3D print request.
  • Only designated FSE student workers and volunteers will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.