3D printers let you print three-dimensional (3D) objects - jewelry, home appliance parts, toys, phone accessories, or anything else you can imagine.

The Digital Innovation Hubs offer 3D printers and a variety of design software.

You can download ready-to-print designs from websites such as Thingiverse or use our design software to modify a design or create one of your own.

Using a 3D printer

Locations

Printers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, or reserved by calling ahead.

Printing costs

A printing fee of $0.10 per 1 gram of filament (printing material) will be charged for each print job. An average print job is about 10 grams and costs $1 (10 grams x $0.10 = $1). There is a minimum charge of $0.10 per print job. A 13% tax is also applied to each print job.

Rules for 3D printing

3D printing classes

Classes are free, but online registration is required.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Learn how 3D printers work and how you can print at the Digital Innovation Hubs. This class includes hands-on instruction with Cura, the software used to prepare your 3D object file for printing on an Ultimaker 2+ printer.

3D Design

Learn to design simple 3D objects using various 3D design software such as Autodesk Fusion 360, Sculptris and others.

3D printing resources

Visit this page to find manuals and learning resources and to watch video tutorials related to the 3D printing and 3D design software used in our Digital Innovation Hubs.