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3D: 3D Printing & Scanning

3D Printing, Modeling, and Scanning at the VC/UHV Library Media Center

How To 3D Print At The Library

  • Start with a 3D model saved as an STL file.  You can find one online or create one yourself with our 3D scanner!

  • Complete the 3D Print/Scan Request Form to use the Library's 3D printer and 3D scanner. An appointment is required for 3D printing and scanning.

Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner

Maximum object scanning size: 8" x 8" x 8"

Image of Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner

Objects smaller than 2" x 2" x 2" are difficult to scan.

Free Software To Create 3D Models


The cost of 3D printing is 5 cents/gram for VC/UHV students & staff, and it is 15 cents/gram for nonaffiliated guests. 3D printing is free for faculty members of VC/UHV. There is no charge for 3D scanning.

The VC/UHV Library recognizes the limitations of 3D printing technology and does not guarantee that the objects printed will be fit for any particular purpose. 

Find 3D Models Online

Fusion F306 3D Printer

Print Volume: 12" x 12" x 12"

Print Colors (only 1 color at time): White, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow

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Design And Sell 3D Prints Online