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3D Printing @ The UTSC Library Makerspace

Detailed information on 3D printing at the UTSC Library Makerspace.

Everything you need to know about 3D Printing at the UTSC Library Makerspace!

3D Printing at the UTSC Library Makerspace!

Since October 2016, the UTSC Library has provided free 3D printing in UTSC Library Makerspace. Continuing on, 3D printing for academic purposes will remain free in the space! However, please note: as of January 2020, 3D printing for personal use will cost $2.00 per hour, and $0.50 per 15 minutes. 

What do I have to do to use the printers?

  1. Attend a Makerspace orientation - you can sign up for one on the UTSC Intranet!
  2. Complete the Knowledge Test
  3. Reserve time on a 3D printer 
  4. Pay $2.00 for each 1 hour of printed time, and $.50 per 15 minutes
  5. Get to printing!

Where are the 3D printers located? 

The 3D printers are located in the UTSC Library Makerspace, to the left upon entrance to the library.

When can I book time on the printer? 

Printers are available by reservation only, and bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. The 3D printers are available:

Monday - Thursday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm (no bookings are available between 1pm - 2pm)
Fridays 10am -1pm (regular maintenance happens on Friday afternoons)

What if I want to print something that takes longer than 3 hours?

If you have a 3D print that will take longer than 3 hours and would like to have it printed overnight, please book at minimum the last hour slot of the day. Overnight printing cannot exceed an estimated 8 hours, and is not available on Fridays.

I don't know anything about 3D printing. Can I still use the printers?

Users are not required to have prior experience to use the 3D printers, but they must have read through the policies and procedures and Simplify 3D guides, and complete a Makerspace orientation and Knowledge Test before being granted access to the booking calendar.

I have questions!

Wonderful! We love questions. Send them to us at makerspace[at]utsc.utoronto.ca. 

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