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University Library Makerspace: 3D Print and Laser Orders

Welcome to the Xavier University Library Makerspace!

Make An Appointment

In the spirit of making, you are welcome and encouraged to operate the equipment yourself (with our training and guidance). Visit us during open hours or email 3DPrint@xavier.edu for details.

All prices and policies are subject to change.

3D Print Orders

Please read all of the following carefully before submitting a 3D print order.

  • 3D printers may only be operated by Makerspace staff or under their supervision.

  • Prints assigned for coursework are free. Arrangements must be made with Makerspace staff by the instructor in advance. Although Makerspace staff can answer general questions about the design and printing process, they will not do the work for you. The student is wholly responsibly for designing their print(s).

  • Makerspace staff prints requests in the order they are received, although requests for courses take priority.

  • Makerspace staff reserves the right to refuse large orders that monopolize printer time (objects that take longer than 8 hours to print).

  • Personal 3D printing projects cost 5 cents per gram, including rafts and supports.

  • Completed personal prints are held for 10 days. If they are not claimed by the requestor within 10 days, they will be discarded. Printing fees remain the responsibility of the requestor even if their print is discarded.

To request a 3D printed object, please submit a 3D Printing Request Form. Users agree to adhere to the Library's 3D Printing Policy.

Laser Cutter Orders

Please read all of the following carefully before submitting a laser cutter order.

  • The cutter may only be operated by Makerspace staff or under their supervision.

  • Cuts assigned for coursework are free. Arrangements must be made with Makerspace staff by the instructor in advance. Although Makerspace staff can answer general questions about the design and cutting process, they will not do the work for you. The student is wholly responsibly for their graphics, text, and designs.

  • Makerspace staff processes requests in the order they are received, although requests for courses take priority.

  • Supplies for personal laser projects are provided by the Makerspace at cost.

    • 1/8" birch plywood: $2 for 1' square sheet.

    • 1/8" acrylic: $10 for 1' square sheet.

  • Completed orders are held for 10 days. If they are not claimed by the requestor within 10 days, they will be discarded. Material fees remain the responsibility of the requestor even if their items are discarded.

To request a laser cut or etched project, please submit a Laser Etch Request Form.