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3D Printing at the UF Libraries: Submitting a 3D print job

You can now print out an object in 3D at Marston Science Library, Education Library, or Health Science Center Library.


You can now submit 3D print jobs online at


3D Printing Procedures

  1. The cost is $.15/gram as determined by Makerware or Simplify3D, with a $3 minimum charge.
  2. There are 2 methods to submit your 3D print
    1. Bring your .stl file on a flash drive to the Marston Science Library service desk, the Education Library service desk, or the Health Science Center Library information desk between 9-4 weekdays (NOTE: this is the best option if you are new to 3D printing, in a hurry, or have questions).
    2. Submit via the 3D Submission Form (NOTE: this is the best option if you are experienced with 3D printing and our service or want to submit at night or during the weekend).
  3. If your job is simple, it can likely be accepted immediately.
  4. If your job is complicated or raises concerns, you may be asked to set an appointment with an expert or your file may need to be examined more closely before printing.
  5. The cost will be calculated and must be paid before your job is run.
  6. Payments are made via a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) or a debit card that has a logo from either Visa or Mastercard to pay for your job.
  7. You will need to accept an agreement that you adhere to the UF Computer Use Policy and copyright regulations.
  8. You will get an email when your job is ready for pickup.

User Agreement

When submitting a 3D print job, you will need to accept a user agreement and to indicate your department and status at UF as well as a contact email.  The agreement reads:

 I acknowledge that my item(s) adhere to copyright restrictions and to UF's computer use policies.  I understand that the Libraries reserve the right to decline a print request that does not comply.

I understand that I will not be reimbursed for jobs that failed on my part, but I will receive a voucher for jobs that fail on the library's part.

I understand that the Libraries cannot guarantee a print time, however staff may be able to provide an estimate based upon the print queue length.

I understand that priority is given to UF students, faculty, and staff, and also to class assignments.

I understand that items printed that are not picked up with 14 days with become the property of the Libraries. Items must be picked up by the individual who printed them.

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