The Center for Innovative Learning Innovation Lab is a shared learning and collaborative environment for the next generation of health care educators to explore the classroom application of technology enhanced learning using 3D printing, medical and educational video games & apps and Augmented/Virtual/Mediated Reality (VR/MR/AR).
The CIL Innovation lab houses a Dremmel 5th Generation 3D Printer
The use of 3D printed anatomical replicas for medical education and training is steadily increasing, driven by a desire to find alternatives to expensive, hard-to-get cadavers; animal models that don’t include pathology; or mannequins that don’t represent the full range of clinical complexity.
The CIL Innovation Lab offers a Dremel 5th Generation 3D Printer. Below are images of the printer in the Innovation Lab. The printer and design computer are available by reservation only.
What do I have to do to use the 3D printer?
- Sign up to access and complete the CIL Innovation Lab 3D Printing module by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reserve time on the printer and design computer by emailing email@example.com.
- Come to the lab and design your file using TinkerCAD, Fusion360, Morphi or another CAD software. Save the files as STL file type.
- Import it to the slicing software in the Innovation Lab, Dremel DigiLab3D slicer. Save the file on a USB drive file as gcode or g3drem.
- Insert the USB drive into the printer and build the file.
- Get to printing!
- Pay $1.50 for each 1/2 hour reserved on the printer for filament cost. Alternatively, provide your own filament. The filament can be purchased from Amazon, and must be compatible.