MakerLab Services for Distance Students
If you are currently enrolled as a distance student at SU, you are eligible to use the MakerLab’s 3D printing and laser cutting/engraving services remotely. We are thrilled to be able to provide access to these exciting technologies to SU students who are studying outside of the Salisbury area.
To make use of our 3D printing or laser cutting/engraving services remotely, please follow the steps below. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Make an Appointment
Please make an appointment using our online appointment system. Select the day and time you'd like to meet with a MakerLab staff member using Zoom. Be sure to mention that you are a distance student and would like to meet remotely in the "Project Description" field.
Once your appointment is confirmed, we will email you a Zoom link to use at your scheduled appointment time. Be sure to save this email so you can access the Zoom link when you need it. If you lose track of it, you can log in to your MakerLab account to retrieve it or email us at email@example.com to have it re-sent to you.
Step 2: Send Us Your Files
If possible, please send any files to us before your appointment time. This could be 3D model files, images, or anything else that we might need to print your project. If you can't provide the files in advance, we will provide instructions for getting them to us during your appointment.
You can send the files by:
- using the direct upload option provided when you made your appointment,
- by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- by sending us a link to the website where you found the files.
Step 3: Meet with Us Remotely
During your appointment, a MakerLab staff member will load your files into our software and discuss configuration options. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the best way to print your object at that time. If your object can't be printed for whatever reason, we will work with you to identify other options to achieve your goals.
Once your print completes, we will remove it from the printer and remove any support material for you. Please allow 2-3 business days for us to process the models. If you need the object sooner, let us know during your appointment.
Step 4: Pick Up Your Object
If you are able to make the trip to the SU campus, we will hold the printed object in the MakerLab for you until you are able to retrieve it.
If you are not able to to come to campus, we can make arrangements to mail the object to you. If you choose the mail option, please note you will be responsible for the shipping costs and that some objects may be too fragile to be mailed.
Charges for successful prints will be added to your SU account, which will show up for payment online after 30 days. You can pay this bill as you pay most of your other University expenses. See the Cashier's Office website for more information.