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Information about 3D printing at University High School Library.

3D Printing

3D printing is available to all University High School students, faculty, and staff free of charge*. Submit your request and the U-High Library will review the design, print the object, and ready it for pickup.

Whether you have experience in 3D modeling or have not used 3D printing before, you can find a 3D object you are welcome to use the service.  You can find a 3D object online or submit a 3D object you have personally designed.  Simply upload the link or file and we'll take care of the rest. 

*3D Printing is only available to students, faculty, and staff of University High School, Normal, IL.

3D Printing

Form for submitting your 3D printing design to ISU’s Milner Library:

Form for submitting your 3D printing design to the U-High Library:

What to expect when 3D Printing

  1. Find or create a 3D printable object. We recommend starting with PrintablesThingiverse and TinkerCad.
  2. Complete and Submit your 3D print job request.
    • Print requests are completed in the order in which they are received, however class-related projects will be prioritized.
    • One print request per person at a time will be processed. If you have multiple 3D objects to print you may submit additional requests after you have picked up your finished 3D print job.
  3. Wait to be notified by email that your print job is ready for pick-up. The average turn-around time for prints is two weeks, but may take longer.
  4. Once notified, use your University ID Card to pick up your completed print job at the U-High Library Circulation Desk.
    • Any item not picked up within 14 days of notification will be discarded. Repeated requests that are not picked up will result in suspension of 3D printing services.
    • You may not send someone with your University ID to pick up your item without first submitting the Patron Proxy Request form. 

3D Print Job Requirements

All 3D print jobs must conform to the following requirements:

  • Have dimensions no larger than 6" x 5" x 3" or 90" total cubic volume.
  • Cost $7 or less in materials as calculated by library staff.
  • Print time does not exceed regular school day (approximately 9 hrs)

Prohibited Items: 

  • U-High Library reserves the right to refuse printing objects that do not comply with ISU Policy 9.2.
  • The printing of objects that can be used as, or to create, weapons is strictly prohibited.
  • Printing materials are not FDA approved and should not be used for or as part of food preparation.
  • Illinois State University and U-High Library accept no liability for use of objects