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3D Printing: Print Requests and Guidelines

Print Requests

The Cura software is basic, so any necessary specifications for object size, layer height, shell thickness, bottom/top thickness, or fill density must be noted in the description part of the form. Otherwise, print jobs will be run with the default settings, which may make parts smaller, weaker, or unable to perform as intended. 

Please note: if you are submitting multiple requests, you must open a new form each time (do not just refresh the form).


A library staff member will be in contact with you to discuss the estimated rendering time and costs of your job. At this time, any suggestions regarding the feasibility of your job will be provided--you may need to scale down the object or otherwise alter the design.

New to 3D Printing?

The UOIT Library is happy to provide consultations to those who are new to 3D printing and would like additional assistance. The purpose of these consultations is to provide guidance about best practices, tips for making the most of your print, and to answer any design or technical questions. Note that the library staff will not assist you in the actual creation of your design, but instead will give you guidance.

To arrange for a consultation, please submit this request form.


  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.