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3D Printing Request

students with 3d printed objects

The Process

After filling out the form, 3D print requests will be processed in the order received and include:

  • examining the model/.STL file for viability on the selected printer
  • use of NetFabb to repair mesh problems
  • conversion to G-Code for the selected printer
  • automatic support structure generation

We will calculate the cost of your project. You must approve the charge before your model is added to the print queue. Once approval is given, we will add your project to the print queue and provide an estimated availability time. Once your model is complete, we will notify you via email.

Please submit your STL file via one of the following 5 methods:

1) OneDrive

Log into Office 365 using your NetID and Password
Go to OneDrive and upload the STL file to that location
To submit the file, choose one of the available options:
Invite People
Enter the email address of the recipient (jsexton3@nullutk.edu)
Get a Link
Click “Share”
Click “Get a Link”
Copy the link provided
Send the link that is generated to jsexton3@nullutk.edu
Shared with
Enter the email address of the recipient (jsexton3@nullutk.edu)

2) Google Drive

Log into Google Drive
Upload the STL file to that location
Select the file and click the “share” icon
Enter the recipients email address (jsexton3@nullutk.edu)
Click :”Send”

3) vault.utk.edu

Log into vault using your UT email address and NetID Password
Upload the STL file to that location
Enter the recipients email address (jsexton3@nullutk.edu)
Click “Send Message”

4) Via email for files less than 25MB

Send the file to Richard Sexton

5) In person via flash drive or other removable media

Go to Pendergrass Library and ask for Richard Sexton. If he is not available, one of his colleagues will be able to assist you.


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