May 25, 2022

Salt Lake City Media Report on 3D Printing at University of Utah’s Marriott Library

From KSL Television:

“We are printing 24/7 right now, but we haven’t been doing that for a long time so we are still identifying how to deal with it,” said IT supervisor TJ Ferrill [at the J. Willard Marriott Library].


The cost is $5 a cubic inch, Ferrill said. Depending on the size of the project, it could take a few hours to print.


The Huntsman Cancer Institute printed a mold for a prosthetic foot, Ferrill said. The plastic and plaster process can be thousands of dollars, but the printer made it happen for a few hundred.

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Note: Identical Story, Two Still Images (via Deseret News)

Learn More: Marriott Library’s 3D Printer Information Page

See Also: 3D Printing LibGuide (via Marriott Library)

J. Willard Marriott Library 3D Printer in Action (via KSL Television)

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