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ISU Libraries 3D Printing: Printing Your Design

Policies and procedures for using the 3D printer. Includes directions on obtaining and designing files for print and procedures for preparing and sending the print request.


ISU Libraries charges for 3D printing: $1.00 for models up to 10.0 L x 10.0 W x 12.5 H cm [3.9 L x 3.9 W x 4.9 H in.] in size and $2.00 for models between the sizes of 10.1 L x 10.1 W x 12.6 H cm [3.91 L x 3.91 W x 4.91 H in.]  and 29.5 L x 19.3 W x 16.0 H cm [11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.3 H in.]

First, you will need a 3D drawing to print out.  You can create your own or find free designs available online. Make sure your design is in .stl format. Make sure it is within the dimension limits of 29.5 L x 19.3 W x 16.0 H cm [11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.3 H in.]  To ensure that your finished print will be what you expected, make sure to run your file through a print preparation program before submitting it.

Second, fill out the 3D print request form and submit it to ISU Libraries.  Include any special instructions. Please make sure to include your correct email address so that we can contact you with any questions. We will contact you when your print is ready to be picked up.

Third, after the object is finished printing, you will want to give it some finishing touches.  You might remove support material, use sandpaper to smooth it out, or add some paint to give it the final appearance you want.

Makerbot Replicator+

Maximum build size: 29.5 L x 19.3 W x 16.0 H cm [11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.3 H in.]

Build Materials: PLA filament

Colors: see below for availability

Makerbot Replicator + -

Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. Retrieved from

Makerbot Replicator Mini

Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D printerMaximum build size: 4.9 in (h) x 3.9 in (w) x 3.9 in (l)

Build materials: PLA filament

We have the following basic color filaments available to choose from:

  • True Red
  • True Orange
  • True Yellow
  • True Green
  • True Blue
  • True Purple
  • True White
  • Warm Gray
  • Cool Gray
  • True Black

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Makerbot filament color spools






Makerbot. (n.d.). Filament. Retrieved from

We also offer the following specialty colors:

  • Army Green     army green octopus
  • Natural     natural octopus
  • True Brown     brown octopus  
  • Ocean Blue     navy blue octopus
  • Pink (Makerbot Mini prints only)pink octopus







Library Systems

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Brigham Young University Science & Map Department. (2017). 3D printing guide. Retrieved from

Makerbot. (n.d.). Filament. Retrieved from

Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator + - 3D printer. Retrieved from

Makerbot replicator mini. (n.d.) Makerbot replicator mini. Retrieved from



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