3D Printing

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3D printing involves heating bioplastic filament and then laying it down in thin layers until a new object emerges. UTC Library offers 3D printing to students, faculty, and staff. We charge $0.10/gram for each object and operate the queue on a first-come, first-served basis. 3D printers are finicky machines and problems often occur, but we do our best to turn prints around as quickly as possible. Depending on demand and the complexity of your print, this usually takes anywhere from one day to one week -- and sometimes longer.


  • MakerGear M2
    • Prints up to 8 x 10 x 8 in
  • MakerBot M3 with Mosaic Palette
    • Prints up to 8 x 10 x 8 in


  • How much does it cost?
    • Once your object is complete, we weigh it and charge $0.10 per gram
  • Can you give me an estimate ahead of time?
    • Yes. The software we use can estimate the amount of filament used, but we will still weigh it in front of you before you pay.
  • Can I watch my print?
    • We cannot schedule prints at specific times. The printers are in the Studio though, and you are more than welcome to swing by and see what's on the plate.
  • What colors do you have?
    • We keep a rotating stock of colors on hand, but cannot guarantee we have the one that you want when you want it. If your object requires a specific color, please let us know and we will work with you as best as we can. This may add additional time to complete your job.
  • If you have blue and red, does that mean I can have something in purple?
    • No. We cannot mix colors. However if you want it in blue and red, make an appointment and we'll talk about how to set that up.
  • Can you make a 3D model of this photo?
    • All files must be in the .stl format. Images are usually in a different format. However, the Studio can help you learn how to do it yourself!
  • I have a CT scan of a skull. Can you print it?
    • Probably. If it is a .stl, we can definitely try.