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Library Resources: Occupational Therapy: 3D Printing for Occupational Therapy

This Libguide contains information about resources available through the Xavier Library that will help you with your OT research.

Find 3D files online

Create 3D Models in Tinkercad, a free online collection of software tools to create 3D models

Saving your 3D model in Tinkercad

  • Export
  • Download
  • Include everything in the design
  • .STL file type

Slicing in Creality Slicer

Filament Options

  • PLA Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Tolerance: +/-0.03
  • Variety of colors!


Submit Your 3D Print Request

  • If there are issues, look for an email from
  • Upload your completed .STL file(s)
  • Include specific instructions in Additional Details

Time Considerations

How much time do I have to learn/use TinkerCAD? How long will the print take? Troubleshooting and remodeling

Tips for Modeling

  • No matter how detailed you get, it’s important to plan dimensions and scale before getting started!
  • Move, Rotate, and Scale are three basic operations vital to orienting, aligning, and customizing your shapes.
  • Start with basic shapes and make sure that as you start building, you are creating your object in the correct scale!

3D Printing Terms

CAD / X, Y, Z Axis / .STL / Slicing / Raft / Supports / Fill / Shells / Infill / Layer Height / Temperature / Speed / Filament / PLA / Extrude / Build Plate / Leveling


3D Printing for OT