Welcome to the NeuroFabrication Facility (NFF)! The NFF offers access to 3D printing services, with plans to expand into other fabrication processes in the future.
For users who are new to 3D design, we recommend the free design software TinkerCAD (tinkercad.com/).
We offer multiple 3D printing processes including
- Filament-based printing in PLA (with Sindoh 3D Wox 1 and Makerbot Method printers)
- High-resolution SLA resin printing (with an EnvisionONE printer)
Contact the facility director for advice on which method is best for your needs. For most users, the filament-based PLA will be easiest and quickest.
Using the printers
Use of the printers is self-serve, and users start/remove their own prints from the machines.
- New users: In-person training is required before first use. To sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reserve a printer: Use the Google calendar (scroll down).
- Fees: There are no user fees for small-to-medium sized projects. Large projects can be discussed with the facility director.
Looking for advice on which printer is best for your project? Want to discuss a large project? General questions? Contact the NFF Director, Lex Kravitz, PhD.
Funding and support for the NFF have generously been provided by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, the WashU Pain Center, the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Office of Neuroscience Research.
Examples of printed items
Reserve time on a 3D printer
- Open Google Calendar and choose available time
- Sign up with your name and email
- List printer you are reserving: Sindoh 3D WOX1, MakerBot Method, EnvisionONE
- Estimate the time you need for printing