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The State University of New York at FredoniaReed Library

3D Printing: Useful Prints

How Can I Print?

You will need to submit your updated .stl file.obj file, or .print file through our 3D Printing Request Form. A  .print file is preferred, as this allows you to format the print specifically as you want before submitting it to us. For more information see the software tab.

Designated library staff will look over the file to see if there are any obvious problems that need to be addressed. Please refer to our Helpful Hints Before You Print section, on the right of this screen, to make sure your design is printer-friendly before you submit your file.

  • Occasionally, print jobs will fail, so there may be delays in completion, but every effort will be made to meet the anticipated deadline.

You will receive an email when your 3D Printing Request is scheduled, a second email when the job is printing, and a third email when your request is completed.  Once you've received the third email, you can pick it up from Reed Library at your convenience near the Service Point across from the entrance of Reed Library.  3D Prints will be available in "Re3D To Go" bags on a small table to the left of the "Reed To Go" library materials pickup area.  No FredCard is needed for pickup, just look for the bag with your name on it and you're all set!

Useful Prints

Helpful Hints Before You Print


  • Make sure your design fits on the print plate (11.6" x 7.6" x 6.5").
  • To keep the amount of material down, you can scale down your object.
    • OR lower the infill; however, doing so will make the print less durable, and lowering too much could cause print failure.
  • For more questions check out the FAQ tab.

Library Policy on Use of 3D Printers

Individuals who use the Library's 3D Printers must comply with University and Reed Library Policies.

Specifically, the library's 3D printer may not be used to create materials that are:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Prohibited by University Policies.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the campus environment.
  • In violation of intellectual property rights.

The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

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