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3D Printing Service: General

Get started with 3D printing

Notice

The 3D Printing service is available on a limited basis. If you have a print request contact Kelley Minars, Creative Technologies Librarian.

Overview

What is 3D Printing? 

3D printers use digital models to fabricate three dimensional objects one layer at a time. The process has been used in engineering and commercial settings for almost 30 years. Low cost 3D printers, do-it-yourself kits, and open source software are bringing the technology into broader use.

Want to learn more? Check out our 3D Printing Introduction guide.

What printers do you have?
The UT Health San Antonio Library has three 3D printers.

How large of an object can I print?

  • Makerbot: up to 9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 inches
  • TAZ 6: up to 11.02 x 11.02 x 9.8 inches

What materials do you provide?

At the moment we offer PLA plastic, and NinjaFlex/TPU flexible filament. If there is another filament you would like to print with, contact us with special requests.

Who can use this service? 
The 3D print service is available for use by students, faculty, researchers, and mentors affiliated with UT Health San Antonio.

Is there a fee? 
Yes, there is a small fee to cover material costs. Prices are based on the material use estimate generated by our 3D printing software.

  • 10 cents per gram for PLA
  • 15 cents per gram for NinjaFlex/TPU

If you have a large job, contact us to work out alternative options.

How often can I print? 
Submissions are limited to 3 prints per month, per user, for non-educational and non-medical items. Any request beyond the third will be placed in a queue and held until the following month.

Creative Technologies Librarian

Submit Your File

Submit Your 3D Print

Note: You will be notified via email when your job is completed or if we have any questions. All printed objects must be picked up at the Circulation Desk within 5 business days of printing. 

If your file is larger than 5MB, please indicate this on the submission form.