University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Flashforge Finder

Print cool stuff using our 3D printers! Great for rapid prototyping ideas into tangible objects. These printers are a bit older to our lab; they don’t have as much fine detail as our Enders, but can print a little bit faster because of it. We recommend adding a raft for these prints.

Setting up a computer lab appointment before your 3D printing appointment is recommended as it gives lab staff a chance to take a look at the viability of your file before attempting slicing and printing.  

Cost of a 3D print is measured by the amount of plastic used in the build (weight in grams). Weight, cost, and time estimates can be determined by the slicing software before starting a print.

3D Model File Type: .STL

Slicing Software: FlashPrint

Print File Type: .GCODE

Max Print Volume: 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches

Print Material: PLA*

  • 3D prints done on the Flashforge Finders will only be done in PLA plastic. At this time, we do not offer alternative plastic types for printing.
  • For the longevity and maintenance of our machines, we do not allow visitors to the lab to bring in their own filament for use in the printer.