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3D Printing at the UTC Library

NOTE: New 3D printing requests have been temporarily placed on hold while we prepare for the move into the new library. We will continue to work on the backlog of requests already submitted.

What is 3D printing?

3D printing is now available for student, faculty and staff use. We currently have a MakerBot Replicator and are in the process of building a Rostock Max.

Essentially, a 3D printer uses a bioplastic called PLA to lay down very thin layers that stack on top of one another to make solid objects. If you aren't familiar with 3D printing, here's a good video that explains how it works:

To come see our MakerBot in action, please contact Bo Baker.

How do I get a 3D printed object?

If you would like to have something printed, you can either design it yourself using 3D design tools (we recommend starting with Tinkercad if you aren't familiar with 3D design) or submit an existing file from someplace like Thingiverse. Use the form to give us your information, submit your file, and we'll be in touch to let you know when you can pick up your 3D printed object.

We look forward to helping the UTC Community discover this new realm of manufacturing and design!