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3D Printing in the Library

The Library's 3D printers are available for use by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. Library staff also provide support for those who are new to 3D printing. 

 

Locations

North Oshawa Library, 50 Founders Gate Drive, Oshawa, ON [Map]

Education Library, Faculty of Education Building, 11 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa, ON  [Map]

Cost

$1.50 per hour (payable in cash only at the reference desk)

3D Printer Model

Ultimaker 2 (North Oshawa Library)

Makerbot Replicator Desktop 5th Generation (Education Library)

File Types

Ultimaker 2: .stl, .obj, and .3mf file format (no longer supports .dae or .amf)

Makerbot: .stl, .obj and .thing file format

Filament Type

PLA 

Printing Hours

North Oshawa Library: Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm; Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Education Library: Monday to Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm; Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm​

Contact

North Oshawa Library: (905) 721-8668 x2390 | Hours

Education Library: (905) 721-8668 x2976 | Hours

Guidelines

  1. The printers are to be used for academic purposes only. Example of academic purposes include prototyping objects, creating educational tools, or designing products for a thesis or capstone course.
  2. Printer use is limited to current students, faculty, and staff associated the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College.
  3. Print jobs will be completed on a first come, first serve basis.
  4. Objects will only be printed during designated hours. As a result, seven hours is the maximum length for any print job. When demand is high, shorter limits will be placed on print times.
  5. The library reserves the right to refuse print jobs that are deemed dangerous or inappropriate. This includes (but is not limited to) items under copyright, any items intended to be sold, items to be used for food or drug-related purposes, and any items that could be used as weapons.

Getting Started

If you're looking for ready-made designs, there are a number of websites that will provide you with downloadable versions.

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Design Assistance Available in the Library

Having problems with your design? Assistance is available in the North Oshawa Library:

Tuesdays 8:30am - 1pm

Wednesdays 11am - 2:30pm

Fridays from 12pm - 2pm.

To set up an appointment, email library.3dprinting@uoit.ca. Appointments outside of these hours may also be available.