Shared-Use Model

A shared-use model for 3D printing resources offers numerous benefits to the Stanford community including individuals, groups, businesses, and the environment. By sharing resources such as printers, post-processing tools, and lab space, users can significantly reduce their costs and expenses while maximizing their usage efficiency. This model also promotes sustainability by minimizing waste and reducing the environmental impact associated with the production and disposal of resources. Moreover, shared-use models foster a sense of community and collaboration, encouraging individuals to work together and share knowledge and skills. By embracing a shared-use model, we can achieve a more equitable and sustainable future while also promoting diverse research opportunities as well as economic and social growth.