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3D Printing

The McGill Library's 3D Printing Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the 3D printers?

  • Current McGill students and faculty members upon completion of a short training session (email for availability). 

How much does it cost?

  • 3D printing is free for current students and faculty.

Can I choose which colours to print in?

  • Please use the filament colour that is pre-loaded into the printer. If you would like to print with other colours please contact for additional information. Please do not attempt to change filament on your own.

What material(s) can I print with?

  • The main type of plastic filament used is PLA plastic. PLA will be provided for every 3D printer reservation. Only the filament that the library has provided may be used.

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David Greene
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