We’re doing 3D printing at the University of Melbourne
ITS-Research and the University Digitisation Service (Library) are working together to explore the best way to provide digital fabrication as a service to the research community at the University of Melbourne.
Such a service would be available for use by the wider University community, with priority given to researchers—but we encourage all staff and students to experiment with the technology.
What is this “digital fabrication” of which you speak?
Digital fabrication is a technique whereby a digital 3D object, such a CAD model of a house, is produced as a physical object. There are several methods for digital fabrication such as laser cutting, CNC milling and 3D printing. We focus on 3D printing, particularly in plastics.
Where can I see it?
If you’re coming to the University of Melbourne Open Day this weekend (Sunday 19 August, 10am – 4pm), you can see our 3D printing display in the foyer of the Baillieu Library. Drop in and ask a few questions or head across to our Digital Fabrication web site for more information.