Michigan State University

On March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order temporarily closing many public spaces. All academic libraries are included in this order. The Main Library is closed, but we still offer virtual services and many resources do remain available. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for specific Library resources. Reference services are still available via chat and phone. We do have temporary policies for returning/renewing material.

3D Printing

Fortus 250mc

Fortus 250 mc 3D Printer

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  • Functional prototype printer capable of printing very fine details
  • Filament: ABS
  • Build volume:10 x 10 x 12 inches
  • Print Resolution: 0.178mm, 0.254mm, 0.330mm
  • Soluble Support System - Allows for the printing of complex geometry and a smooth finish
  • FDM Printer
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Form 2

Form 2 3D printer

  • Filament: Resin
  • Build Volume: 5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 inches
  • Print Resolution: .05mm, .1mm
  • SLA Printer
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MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation

Makerbot printer

  • Affordable, Consumer 3D Printing
  • Filament: PLA Plant-based Plastic
  • Build Volume: 9 x 7 x 5 inches
  • Print Resolution: 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm
  • FDM Printer
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MakeCentral has different types of 3D printers to meet your needs. You can select which 3D printer you would like to have your object printed on or our staff can determine which machine would be most efficient for your object. Cost is based on the final weight of the object (support material included) and the printer used. Prices differ based on the equipment that is used and can fluctuate depending on the material used in the process with a minimum cost of $1.00 for each machine.


$0.30 per gram - Fortus 250mc

​$0.25 per milliliter - Form 2

$0.20 per gram - MakerBot Replicator​

Accepted File Types

MakeCentral accepts only .STL format files for 3D printing. We are unable to process files that are not saved in the correct format. Please contact our staff with any questions.