3D Printing

Turn your 2D ideas into 3D reality.


3D printers are available to all students, faculty, and staff upon completion of an authorization workshop. Printer nozzles can reach temperatures upwards of 240 degrees Celsius, so be cautious to avoid burns. Supervision is not required for the duration of use.

Check out our brand new Prusa Profile!

Our 3D Printers

Lulzbot Mini

  • Uses 3mm filament, and can print ABS, PLA, and many other filament types
  • 6″ x 6″ x 6.2″ print bed
  • Best for fast prototyping and simple shapes
  • Uses Cura Lulzbot Edition for slicing and interfacing

Prusa i3 MK2S

  • Uses 1.75mm filament, and works best using PLA
  • 9.84″ x 8.3″ x 8″ print bed
  • Higher resolution than the Lulzbot Mini, but longer print times
  • Uses Slic3r Prusa Edition or Ultimaker Cura for slicing, and has an LED screen for interfacing

Formlabs Form2

  • SLA Resin printer
  • 5.7″  x 5.7″ x 6.9″ print bed
  • Highest resolution and detail, but smallest print volume
  • Uses PreForm for slicing and interfacing

Provided Materials and Software

Available Materials

  • 1.75mm PLA for Prusa i3 MK2S
  • 3.00mm PLA and ABS for Lulzbot Mini
  • Clear, Black, Grey resins for Form2


Material color and availability varies with usage. We recommend Inland and eSUN brands on Amazon if you’d like to bring in your own filaments. Speak to an IRL employee about changing resin cartridges in the Form2.



All four programs are installed on all lab computers. All four are also free to download and compatible with both Mac and PC for at-home usage.

Machine Instructions

If you need a refresher after your workshop, visit our Machine Instructions page for workshop syllabi.