3D printing

See our 3D printers in action and learn more about our 3D printing service.

What equipment and materials do you use?

We have two Zortrax M200 machines at both the Main Library (first floor) and Health Sciences Library. All of the machines have a maximum build volume of 200 x 200 x 180 mm and use the ABS filament types below:

Z-ABS: This economical material, which is available in various colors, is suitable for 3D printing conceptual models, gadgets, mockups, or whatever you can imagine.

Z-ULTRAT: This versatile material allows you to create accurate prototypes with features that are similar to products made with injection molding technology.

Available for specialized projects only: Z-HIPS, Z-GLASS, Z-PETG, Z-PCABS. See the full materials guide from Zortrax.

The Main Library also has a Lulzbot TAZ 5 3D printer that is extremely versatile. This printer is used only for special projects and is not part of our regular service. If you have questions about using the TAZ or you have a project that requires special materials, please email us at 3D@lib.arizona.edu.

Who can use this service?

Priority is for UA students, faculty, and staff. Non UA-affiliates may submit requests to the Main Library, but may be backlogged during peak use during the semester.

UA affiliates and Banner employees may submit requests to the Health Sciences Library (specify this as your pickup location when submitting your 3D printing request).

What does it cost?

Cost is $0.10 per gram of filament. Total cost is determined once your order is complete.

Charges are added to your library account and must be paid before pick up. Non UA-Affiliates pay at the Express Document Center

What is the turnaround time?

Printing times vary based on size, complexity, and any backlog. Once you submit your request, we will contact you within two business days with an approximate turnaround time. To best accommodate large orders, please contact us 4-6 weeks prior to your "need by" date at 3D@lib.arizona.edu. For instructors, please contact us at the beginning of the semester so we can coordinate the best time for
your class to submit their projects.

Where can I get help?

Visit our 3D modeling resources for modeling software, design libraries, and tutorials.

Consultants from the Office of Student Computing Resources are available in the Multimedia Zone (Main Library, first floor) to answer software questions.

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