3D Printing

The Media Center facilitates access to two Makerbot Replicator 3D printers for students, faculty, and staff. Use of the 3D printer costs $2.00 per hour of print time (as calculated by the Makerbot) plus $.10 per gram of print weight (as calculated by Makerware). Use of the Makerbot requires attendance at a workshop that covers the basics of 3D printing and policies governing the machine’s use.  Patrons wishing to use the Makerbot must also reserve time for its use in advance. Please note that although the 3D printer is available for both academic and non-academic projects, academic uses will be prioritized over non-academic uses.

How to get started at the Media Center:

Step 1: Read over the 3D Printer Policies    

Step 2: Sign up for the BlazeView 3D Printer Course and pass the quiz. The course can be taken at your own pace and does not have scheduled meeting times.

3D Printer Online Class Registration Button

Step 3: Reserve a time to use a Makerbot by filling out the online request form found in the BlazeView course.


Need an idea for your 3D print?

Odum Library Circulation's MakerSpace  (Note: Makerspace is not in the Media Center and is facilitated by the circulation desk and Makerspace coordinator. Here you will also find access to another 3D printer.) 

Media Center 3D Print Gallery

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)

MakerBot Thingiverse



Software For You:

(3D editing software is not facilitated in the Media Center. All products brought to us must be pre-made before you can use Makerware to print your file. Be sure that your file is in STL format before you bring it.)


SketchUp Make

MakerBot Makerware