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DiscoveryLab
Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Email: discoverylab@emmanuel.edu
Phone: (617) 732-1682
   

Adam Zapotok
DiscoveryLab Technology and Innovation Specialist
Email: zapotoka@emmanuel.edu
Phone: (617) 264-7707
What's New?
We are pleased to offer opportunities for you to create your own 3D printed models!  In the spirit of creativity, innovation and a DIY-ethos, you will now be able to learn how to create and print your own 3D models. 

In order to use the 3D printers, you must be trained by a DiscoveryLab staff member.  Drop in the DiscoveryLab during our hours of operation (M-F, 8:30-4:30) to learn more. 

*Please note we are no longer offering 3D printing via file submissions.  As of January 1, 2019, anyone wishing to print must be trained and responsible for their own 3D printing. 

Questions regarding 3D printing? 
Email:  AT@emmanuel.edu
Or stop by the DiscoveryLab during hours of operation (M-F, 8:30-4:30)
3D Print Design Tools and Resources

Policies


DiscoveryLab staff are happy to teach you how to use the 3D printers, but are not responsible for creating your 3D print jobs for you.  As of January 1, 2019, all 3D print jobs must be completed by their owners. 

Procedures

  • Anyone wishing to print must first be trained by DiscoveryLab staff.
  • Designs must not exceed 5 hours of print time. 
  • Prints may not exceed sizes greater than 6"x6".
  • You have seven days to pick up you prints. 
  • Printing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rules and Regulations

The 3D printer may be used for lawful purposes only. Students will not be permitted to use the 3D printer to create material that is:
  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the college environment.
  • In violation of another's intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

Cost

  • While we are not charging at the moment the cost of materials is not insignificant. We may start charging in the near future.
  • Students will be given a quote at the time of submission of the cost of materials used.
 
The DiscoveryLab reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

Media and Equipment Reservation Policy

  • All items except for laptops can be checked out for a period of 3 days.
  • Laptops can be checked out for 3 hours by students only.
  • iPads can only be checked out by faculty for educational use.
  • iPhone and Apple laptop chargers are not available. 
  • Equipment is checked out on a first come, first served basis; walk-ins are welcome. 
     

Please note: Items must be reserved at least one *business day (DiscoveryLab Hours) in advance in order to be made available for pick up outside of DiscoveryLab hours.  
 

*DiscoveryLab Hours:
8:30-4:30, M-F

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