3-D Printing

3-D printed trilobite prototype

3-D printed trilobite prototype

In late fall 2018, the CITL built and began maintaining a large-format 3D printer to facilitate creative academic research and interdisciplinary partnerships in the campus community, as well as for in-house research and development. 

Clients around campus have included partnerships between geology and education students studying erosion and fossilized remains, as well as occupational therapy students developing assistive writing technologies for individuals without fingers. See captioned photo examples above and below.

Faculty, staff and students interested to arrange a consultation to discuss a 3D printing project may contact 'citl@radford.edu' via email to set up a meeting time, or call 5974.

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CITL Maker Specialist Dalton Young explains how the printer operates to an occupational therapy student.

Digital model of the item to be 3-D printed.

Digital model of the item to be 3-D printed.

3D-printed assistive writing tool for individuals without fingers

3D-printed assistive writing tool for individuals without fingers