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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 after registering with the service (email or visit in person during student assistant hours). Optionally, you may request training on how to use the service from staff members.

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. TPU is offered on one of the printers. Only the filament that the library has provided may be used.

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