Since the opening of the Hunt Library Makerspace in 2014 and D. H. Hill Makerspace in 2015, 3D printers have been available for use to all students, faculty and staff.
Justin Haynes, university library technician, said that the D. H. Hill Makerspace has 20 3D printers, but only 10 are available in the space with 10 on reserve so that the library is able to switch them out. At Hunt Library, there are six.
To use the D. H. Hill Makerspace, students just have to attend a Makerspace orientation to familiarize themselves with the safety protocols for using the 3D printers and other machines in the space. Hunt Library operates a little differently and functions as a 3D printing service whereby students submit their file and pay a fee to have their model printed.
“We are open to students, faculty and staff so anyone on campus can come in and use…