The Cube

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EUS Email (for EUS-related inquiries): cube@mcgilleus.ca
AML Email (for 3D printing-related inquiries): aml.mecheng@mcgill.ca
Website: uprint3d.xyz
Room Number: MD264
F17 Office Hours
Monday: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday: 9:00-11:00AM

The Cube is the largest student-run 3D-printing service at McGill University. It's main lab space is located on the second floor of the MacDonald Engineering Building, room MD264 (just down the hall from Mechanical Engineering Reception). There are currently five 3D printers in the lab, and 2 3D scanners, servicing clients including students, professors, and even the general public can submit 3D printing orders to The Cube via their online ordering system found on their website. A student technician uses 3D printing software to evaluate the submitted designs and then sends an quote to the customer. Once the price of the quote has been confirmed by the customer, the technician will put the print on the printer. When the print is complete, the customer can pay for and pick up their completed print at CopiEUS. The typical lead time of a print ranges from 2 days to 1 week.

Placing Orders

Orders can be placed by students, professors or the general public through the Cube website, or via email for those without a mcgill-affiliated email address. The order form requires contact information, printer+material selection, basic parameters of the print like desired quality and infill, and finally a .stl 3D file of the part to be printed. There is also a space for general notes regarding the project and client-specific requirements. Once entered in the online ordering system, a student technician uses 3D printing software to evaluate the submitted designs and then sends an quote to the customer. Once the price of the quote has been confirmed by the customer, the technician proceeds with the print and, once complete, the customer can pay for and pick up their completed print at CopiEUS. Price quotes will be issued within 48 hours, and prints within one week.

Pricing

Cube orders are priced based on material use and print time. As such, the total cost of an order will vary based on printer and material selection, size, and desired quality of the print. The exception to this pricing scheme is keychains, which can be ordered in bulk. Payment can be made by cash/card, but regrettably not by FOAPAL at this time. More details can be found below:

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