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3D Printing


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3D printing allows users to bring their visions to life by turning them into tangible three-dimensional objects. 3D printing takes a computer-aided design (CAD) file and creates a physical model layer by layer using selected material(s) (commonly using polymers such as PLA and ABS).

*3D printing is free for all SJSU students, faculty, and staff


1. There is a maximum limit of 1 print per month per person.

2. Due to high demand, we limit the duration of each print to 6 hours maximum.

3. You must use a valid SJSU email to use this service.

*You may call us at (408) 808-2435 or email us at 
for additional information about printers, 
compatible files, and other technical questions.   

Helpful Tips for Fast Turnaround

  • We suggest downloading the free and easy to use Cura software to determine how long your file will take to produce prior to requesting time. This software is available for both Mac OS and Windows! Download it here.
  • Double check to make sure you are submitting an .STL file, have all parts attached, and have selected the color. 
  • If you have any questions or are unsure about something, feel free to stop by our office! We are open Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and are located on the Lower Level of the MLK Library in the Materials Lab.


1. All files must be submitted with proper dimensions (we only print at a 1:1 ratio).

2. There is a maximum limit of 1 print per month per person.

3. Due to high demand, we limit the duration of each print to 6 hours maximum.

4. You must use a valid SJSU email to access this service.

Select an available date and time range by either clicking the, 'Schedule your print' tab, or by clicking here. After selecting an open time slot you will be prompted to enter your namestudent/employee ID, and a valid SJSU email to complete the reservation. 



1. Upload your file using this request formYour file(s) must be in a .STL format. 

*Make sure your browsers is signed into your SJSU account. The form is restricted to SJSU domains only. 

We currently have the following color selections available: 

  • Black 
  • Blue  
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Highlighter Yellow
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Transparent 

2. Once your file(s) is submitted it will be reviewed to make sure it falls within the guidelines. You will receive an email once your print is ready for pickup. Make sure to bring your Tower Card or a license for identification when picking up.

*You are not required to be around for the printing process

*You may email us at for additional information about printer resins, compatible files, and other technical questions.

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