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3D Printing

3D Printer

J.D. Williams’ Library’s 3D Printer is available to all UM students, faculty, and staff to print three-dimensional, plastic objects using designs uploaded from a digital file (see the Submit a 3D Print Job tab for more details on acceptable file types).

Guidelines for 3D Printing

Examples of 3D prints

  1. The printer may only be used for lawful purposes. The public will not be allowed to print any object that is:
    • prohibited by any local, state, or federal law
    • unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to others
    • obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library or university environment
    • in violation of another individual or company’s intellectual property rights.
    • in violation of the Creed
  2. The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  3. The library operates the 3D printer under a cost recovery model. Users will be charged $0.039 (3.9 cents) per gram, $0.014 (1.4 cents) per minute, and 7% tax.
  4. Users will be charged for failed print jobs that occur because of design errors. The library will be responsible for any failed print jobs as a result of a printer error.
  5. Any item that has not been picked up within 30 days after printing is completed will become property of the UM Libraries.
  6. Only designated UM Libraries’ staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.

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Submiting a Request

To submit a requst for 3D printing, please complete the following steps:

  1. Email, Head of Library Facilities, and attach your .stl 3D print file with a description of your project
  2. Include in your email a time when you are available to meet in J.D. Williams 113A to discuss your print and job cost
  3. Submit payment using the Online Payments link on the homepage or click here
  4. You will be notified when your 3D print has been completed

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Streeter, Library Manager, at or complete the following feedback form.

3D Print Submission & Feedback

**Payment for order must be made prior to receiving 3D print.

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