Himmelfarb Headlines - May / June 2019

3D Printing @ Himmelfarb

3D Printing @ HimmelfarbThanks to a grant from the GW Hospital Women’s Board, Himmelfarb Library has launched a 3D Printing service. In December 2018, Himmelfarb patrons began submitting 3D files for printing. Faculty and students utilized the new service to print a variety of objects including skulls, brains, and even parts for a prosthetic hand and arm! Depending on the object’s density and size, individual print jobs took from two to twenty-two hours to print.

Fueled by the enthusiasm for this service, Himmelfarb continues to offer 3D printing to faculty, staff and students in the three schools we support, along with the GW Hospital and MFA. Submitting a file for printing is easy! Just complete the online form and attach your 3D file, along with any requests for specific filament (ABS or PLA) or colors. The turnaround time and cost depend on several factors including the size of the object, the density of the interior fill, and how many other jobs are in the print queue ahead of your request, but we will provide estimates prior to printing.

Faculty, staff and students from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, School of Nursing, GW Hospital and the MFA are welcome to submit 3D files for printing. For more information, please see our guide to the new 3D Printing service at Himmelfarb.

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