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Emerging Technologies Learning Lab

An overview of the technology, software, and programs available in the Emerging Technologies Learning Lab

We currently have three 3D printer in the Lab. The first is an Elegoo Neptune 4 Pro, which allows for much faster prints than most 3D printers, at up to 250 mm/s. It also features a segmented heated buildplate with 121-point auto bed leveling. The second printer is the Bambu Labs P1P, pictured below, which can print at up to 500 mm/s and features vibration and extrusion compensation. The third and final printer is the Anycubic Vyper, capable of print speeds up to 180 mm/s. 

This is an FDM printer, printing PLA filament.

  • We currently do not charge our patrons anything to print.
  • 3D prints are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Our policy for printing objects is no weapons and no copyrighted materials.
  • We ask that you provide the model you wish to print.

If you have additional needs beyond what we can provide, check out the Aggie Innovation Space in the Engineering Building which provides free 3D printing to all students and has a wide range of 3D printers. 

The Emerging Technologies Learning Lab is fortunate enough to have two different 3D scanners available for use. Both require a brief training and area available by request only. If you are interested in making use of these scanners for research use or for a classroom demonstration, please contact the Emerging Technologies Librarian.

The first scanner we have is the Artec Spider, a handheld 3D scanner that is capable of accuracy up to 0.5 mm and taking 7.5 frame captures every second. This scanner is ideal for relatively small objects, starting around 5 mm. To pair with this scanner, we also have the Artec Turntable, a bluetooth connected device that intelligently rotates your object and interfaces with the Artec scanning software.

Below is an example of the kind of objects you can scan with this 3D scanner. This particular scan was accomplished with a toy sabretooth skeleton approximately two inches long. 

For larger scans, we have the Artec Leo, a wireless handheld 3D scanner capable of accuracy up to 0.2 mm and 28 frame captures a second. The 5.5" inch touch screen allows for intuitive navigation and simple ease-of-use. This 3D scanner is perfect for mid- to large-sized objects from 20 cm on up. Below is a 3D scan of one of the bookcarts in the library, which is approximately 3 feet long and 3 feet tall.