Use our 3D printing service for your next project.
What equipment and materials do you use?
The Ultimaker S5 is an innovative dual extrusion machine with an extra-large build area (310 x 220 x 295 mm) that prints high resolution, production quality parts. Filaments available include: PLA and TPU (Flexy). Water soluble supports are available upon request.
Learn more about Ultimaker filament options.
The Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ is the latest iteration of Prusa Research’s original fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine. The MK3S+ has a build volume of 250 x 210 x 210 mm build volume and is known for its excellent and reliable prints. Filaments available for these printers include: PLA, PETG and TPU (Flexy).
Learn more about Prusa filament options.
The Phrozen 8k series of printers allows high resolution & fine detail unattainable with traditional filament machines. The Mighty 8K printer has a build volume of 205 x 115 x 225 mm, the Mega 8k printer has a build volume of 320 x 170 x 370mm. These machines excel at art and display models when paired with 8k resin but with a selection of engineering resins allowing for practical prototyping at true dimension. This machine is the best choice for objects that need to look excellent with minimal mechanical stress.
Learn more about Phrozen Mega 8k resin.
Who can use this service?
The service is open to all, but the priority is for UA students, faculty, and staff. Members of the community may submit requests to the Main Library, but the requests may be backlogged during peak use during the semester. We reserve the right to refuse any project that is outside the scope of our service or in violation of our policies.
What does it cost?
PLA & PETG & ABS
Specialty Filament (TPU)
$0.15/gram + $1 set up fee
|Resin||$0.10/gram + $1 set up fee|
|Engineering Resin||$0.15/gram + $1 set up fee|
Set Up Fees
A $1.00 set up fee will be applied to any job printed with specialty filament or resin or that requires special handling.
For those objects printed with regular filament, a $1.00 set up fee may be added to your price quote. This determination is based on: the object's complexity, its build process, and the amount of staff attention needed to complete the job.
Please also note that a set up fee will apply to each file that must be created in order to print your objects. If your request contains multiple objects, we will combine as many objects onto the same build plate while still maintaining print integrity.
For students faculty, and staff, we add the charges to your library account, for members of the community, we’ll send a generic login you can use to pay.
What is the turnaround time?
Printing times vary based on size, complexity, and any backlog. If requested, 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?
You can prepare your own 3D file for printing and learn how to use the slicing software by visiting CATalyst Studios, located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. A staff member can help you prepare your model for printing and set up the print job. If you are interested in becoming certified to use 3D printers in CATalyst Studios, please sign up for a 3D printing user certification workshop.
Please note, CATalyst Studios can only accommodate smaller 3D print jobs during their open hours. If you need to print larger items or require special materials, submit a 3D Printing request to our production service and we will take care of your 3D print for a fee.
Visit our 3D modeling resources page for modeling software, design libraries, and tutorials. Consultants from the Office of Student Computing Resources are available in the OSCR Zone to answer software questions.
For any questions or concerns please email us at:
The 3D printing service is not available by phone.