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Information on 3D printing and the process of 3D printing at NYIT

3D Printers Makerbot Z18 and Lulzbot Taz 6

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.  The creation of a 3D printed objects at NYIT Libraries is achieved using additive processes. In the additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.  

The material we use is PLA filament. PLA plastic or polylactic acid is a vegetable-based plastic material, which commonly uses cornstarch as a raw material. PLA is a fully biodegradable thermoplastic polymer consisting of renewable raw materials. We have a variety of colors.


Policy and Procedure to 3D Printing at Wisser Library

  • Prepare your design in an .stl file 
  • Fill out the 3D Printing Form:
  • Drop or upload your .stl file
  • The cost is FREE for the remainder of the semester
  • The 3D Printing fee will be waived if the model is for academic purposes and filled out properly in the Form
  • You will receive an email with a print estimate for your 3D Print. We cannot print any file over 7 hours.
  • Once the print estimate is confirmed, the 3D print will begin in the order it is received by the Innovation Lab.

For assistance with any step in the process, you can stop into the Innovation Labs or email

You can also book an appointment with the Innovation Labs:

Resources for 3D Printing - Digital Designs for physical objects.  This is Makerbot's repository of 3D Print files.  You can remix any file for your needs. - 3D design.  Use tinkercad to create an original 3D print or upload a file to be remixed.

*Please only send 3D Printing files with .stl extention!

3D Printing eBooks

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