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3D Printing at Education Commons: Self-Serve 3D Printing

The printer

MakerBot Replicator+

MakerBot Replicator Plus


Maximum print size:​ 295 mm L  x 195 W  x 165 H


All printing projects are subject to the following policies.  Users who violate any of these policies will no longer be eligible for 3D printing services.

I.  No one will be permitted to use our 3D printer to create material that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law, or by University of Pennsylvania policy.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. 
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

II. Self-serve 3D printing is by reservation only.  Reservations must be approved in advance by a designated staff member.  

III. Each individual may use the self-serve 3D printer for a maximum of 6 hours per week.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that their print can be completed within their reserved timeslot.

IV. Only the MakerBot Replicator+ is available for self-service printing.  The Education Commons' other 3D printers can be operated only by designated library staff.  If you would like to have a model printed for you by our staff, please submit your STL file using the request form.