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 Submitting a 3D Print Job tab for more details on acceptable file types).
Guidelines for 3D Printing
- 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
- The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
- 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.
- 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.
- Any item that has not been picked up within 30 days after printing is completed will become property of the UM Libraries.
- Only designated UM Libraries' staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.
Submiting a Request
To submit a requst for 3D printing, please complete the following steps:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Program Coordinator, and attach your .stl 3D print file with a description of your project
- Include in your email a time when you are available to meet in J.D. Williams 113A to discuss your print and job cost
- Submit payment using the Online Payments link on the homepage or click here
- You will be notified when your 3D print has been completed