3D Print Request Form

3D printing orders will be placed on your PaperCut printing account. Please ensure there is a balance on your account before submitting an order otherwise it will not be processed.

Please visit our 3D printing FAQs for more information about 3D printing.

3D Print Request Form:
Name: *
Email Address: *
Novell Username: * Example - "smith0jo"
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FAQ's


  • What is 3D printing?
    3D printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material in an additive process.
  • How good is the quality?
    The MakerBot 5th Generation and Z18 printer is able to print fairly high quality objects. This largely depends on the design of the object. 3D printers work best with objects that are built from the ground up, whereas objects that have large overhangs or heavy tops may not print as well.
  • How much does printing cost?
    Printing charges at the Library are based on the weight of the object. An object that weights 10 grams will cost $1.00.
  • What type of printer does the Library use?
    We currently have one MakerBot 5th Generation 3D and one MakerBot Z18 printer.
  • What materials are used to print objects?
    MakerBot PLA Filament is a nontoxic resin made of sugar derived from field corn and has a semisweet smell (like waffles) when heated MakerBot

    Created from processing any number of plant produce including corn, potatoes or sugar-beets, PLA is considered a more 'earth friendly' plastic compared to petroleum based ABS. Used primarily in food packaging and containers, PLA can be composted at commercial compost facilities. Luke Chilson
  • How long does printing take?
    Typically an hour of printing will product an object about the size of a golf ball. This can also depend on how solid the object fill is and other considerations such as additional rafts or supports that are needed in order to print the object successfully.
  • How do I go about building my own object?
    You can use software like Google SketchUp, SolidEdge, or FreeCAD to create your own 3D objects. If you would like to find a previously designed 3D object you can search 3D object repositories like Thingiverse or Shapeways.com.
  • Who can I contact if I have additional questions about 3D printing at the Library?
    Please contact Gillian.vanderVen@uregina.ca if you have further questions about 3D printing at the library.
  • Why the Library?
    Libraries are an environment that have always supported creative thinking and learning. The Library is accessible to all on campus and open long hours making it an ideal place for students, faculty, and staff to come learn about 3D printing.
  • How do faculty and staff print?
    To enable printing for personal use, instead of charging a University FOAPAL please visit the following URL to activate your account https://print.uregina.ca/cgi-bin/enprint.pl. To add funds to your personal account please visit the University of Regina Printing web page.