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SJSU 3D Printing

3D printing is currently free for all SJSU students, faculty, and staff. We use a LulzBot® TAZ. This is a versatile, high-performance desktop 3D printer for industrial users that respects your freedom to create.

We currently provide ABS filament at no cost. It is one of the most popular 3D printing materials and it is very strong and easy to print. It's a durable plastic that can be used for prototypes or functional end use for 3D printed parts.  The filament material has a higher melting point and higher yield strength.

You may email us at librarytechtrainer@sjsu.edu for additional information about printer resins, compatible files and other technical questions.

Lulzbot Printer

Ready-To-Print 3D Designs

You can search for pre-existing models on the Internet to print.

  • Thingiverse: MakerBot's searchable design library community
  • 3D Warehouse: Sketchup's searchable design library 
  • Cubehero: Cubehero hosts your 3D printed and hardware projects to make it easier to work together with others

Design your own image

If you wish to design your 3D object using appropriate 3D software, we recommend one of the following:

  • ​Tinkercad:  A browser-based 3D design platform, now part of Autodesk
  • ​OpenSCAD: free software for creating solid 3D CAD models. Useful for creating models of machine parts
  • ​SketchUpcomes in free or pro versions.