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3D Printing at New York Tech Libraries: Home

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

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is the process of making 3 dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed objects at New York Tech 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 offer a variety of colors.

Procedures to 3D Print at NYIT Libraries

  • Prepare your design in an .stl file.
  • Fill out the 3D printing form:
  • Drop or upload your .stl file. Please only send files with an .stl extension.
  • The cost is currently free. 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. Once the print estimate is confirmed, the 3D print will begin in the order it is received by the Innovation Labs.

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

Equipment Specs

Lulzbot TAZ 6

  • Printer Material: PLA, ABS
  • Toolsheads: 
    • SE Tool Head | 2.85 mm | Single Extruder | 0.5 mm
    • SL Tool Head (Micro) | 2.85 mm | Small Layer | 0.25 mm
    • Flexistruder 2
  • Material diameter: 2.85
  • Materials allowed: Assorted brands
  • Current colors available: Assorted (check availability)
  • Build size: 11.02" x 11.02" x 9.80"
  • Supports: Auto breakaway




MarketBotMakerBot Replicator Z18

  • Material: PLA
  • Material diameter: 1.75
  • Materials allowed: PLA, Additional materials such as bronzefill, copperfill, and woodfill
  • Current colors available: Assorted (check availability)
  • Build size: 11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN
  • Layer Thickness: 100 microns
  • Supports: Auto breakaway


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