The Tech Den operates a 3D printing service with several different printers. The service is designed for non-residential and graduate students and can be used for personal or school projects.

How do I 3D print?
  1. Submit a request though ServiceNow using the button above
  2. The Tech Den will reach out if we have any clarifications or questions about your submission
  3. We’ll email you when the print is finished and you’ll come to our desk to pick it up
How can I make a model for 3D printing?

There are many applications for creating 3D printing files these days. Some of the more popular ones are listed below: 

  • TinkerCAD = Beginner 3D CAD program that runs completely in the browser.
  • AutoDesk Fusion 360 = A more advanced CAD software used by architects and engineers. Is free for educational use. 

A more comprehensive list of 3D file editing tools can be found here

Where can I find 3D printing models?

There are a wide variety of websites that host 3D files. Some of the more popular ones are: 

However, you can find 3D models and files on a variety of websites.

3D printing policy

Tech Den’s primary focus for 3D printing is for class-related projects. Personal and non-academic requests will take secondary consideration and be added to the print queue on a first-come-first-served basis. At no time will the Tech Den print any object that could be considered offensive, dangerous, or harmful to the students or the general public. The following acceptable use policy serves as a guideline:

  • Request must abide by all applicable local, state and federal laws and University policies 
  • Students will not be allowed to create unsafe, harmful, or dangerous objects or those which replicate such objects, or pose an immediate threat to the well-being of persons or property. Pursuant to University policy, no weapons or life-like replicas of weapons are allowed on campus, nor may anyone produce them in the Tech Den area. This includes parts of weapons, ammunition, and defensive as well as offensive weapons or any object which is regulated 
  • The Tech Den shall not print any obscene or otherwise inappropriate objects which they determine, in their sole discretion, are inappropriate and not conducive for a learning environment
  • The Tech Den, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to decline any print request for any reason
  • The Tech Den will not create or print any object in violation of another’s intellectual property rights related to patented, trademarked or copyrighted materials 
  • Only authorized Tech Den staff shall have access to and use of Tech Den 3D Printers
  • By utilizing the 3D printing service at Tech Den, you are allowing your 3D prints to be used in advertisement and marketing for the 3D printer program. 
  • To ensure fair and free usage, students may not have more than 2 print requests open at the same time