3D Printing

About 3D Printing

Printing is available to all members of the Westminster Community. Faculty, staff, and students all have access to the 3D printer.

Printing costs 10 cents per gram. This fee helps us buy new filament and keep the printer running.

If you are using print time and filament, we ask that you pay to cover the costs, whether or not you love the finished product.

Requests for prints can be submitted by filling out the form below.

Drop-in training sessions are available. The schedule is posted by the 3D printer. You can also make an appointment with Valerie Burnett (vburnett@westminstercollege.edu) to work on your print.

Do no harm! College rules and legal restrictions cover all printing activity. All printed objects must be free of copyright or trademark restrictions and must not violate any policies or laws. Since weapons are not permitted on campus, users may not print weapons. Additionally, users may not print items that would harass or bully other library users.

It is your responsibility to only submit prints that fit the guidelines. However, if library staff have any concerns about a printed item, they may decide not to print any item.

Something went wrong. Things go wrong fairly often and a job needs to be stopped and restarted. If your print job was stopped, the library staff will try again.

If you are concerned why something went wrong with your print, check with the printing team.

Prints take a great deal of time, and there are a lot of people who want to print. Please just print one item at a time and then let someone else have a turn. We won't implement guidelines on how much anyone can print until it's necessary.

We're sorry! This is a pilot process and we're still figuring out how to best serve you. Contact Valerie Burnett (vburnett@westminstercollege.edu) with your ideas to make the process better for everyone.

The library supplies PLA filament, a renewable, recyclable, non-toxic plastic, in an array of colors.

Request the 3D Printer

Fill out the form below if you have a request for the 3D printer. The library staff will print submitted designs as received. However, when there are multiple concurrent requests, the staff will print in the following priority:

  • In-person users
  • Small prints
  • Large prints (printed overnight and over the weekend)