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Getting Started with 3-D Printing

3-d printing at GelmanPrint a rare fossil to use in a class presentation. 
Print a prototype of your newest product idea. 
Print your latest artistic creation.<

Gelman is proud to offer 3-D printing to all GW students, faculty, and staff! 3-D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created.

New to 3-D Printing Technology? Attend a Getting Started with 3-D Printing Workshop.
Learn more about how 3-D printing works and what types of projects you can make with it at a 30 minute Getting Started workshop. You'll learn how 3-D printing works, how to submit a request for printing at Gelman, and a brief tutorial on Makerware, the software that drives our Makerbot printers. 

Getting Started with 3-D Printing Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, September 22nd - 2pm (This session is full)
Monday, October 12th - Noon (This session is full)
Tuesday, October 20th - 2pm (This session is full)
Tuesday, October 27th - Noon
Wednesday, November 11th - Noon (This session is full)
Tuesday, November 17th 12 pm

Please RSVP as there are limited seats available for these workshops. Each workshop will take place in Gelman's 3-D Studio (Room 214). Contact Dominique Pierce at pierce_d@gwu.edu for more information.

Ready to Start Printing? Digital files may be submitted online. The cost for 3-d printing is 5 cents/gram and is calculated on the weight of the final object. Find out more, including accepted file types, sizes, colors, etc. on our website


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