3D Printing

Interested in 3D Printing?

Discover an innovative tool for curriculum-based projects and rapid prototyping with our student-centric 3D printing services.

3D files will be printed using a Raise 3D Prob or Prusa MK3S. Unless specified otherwise, we will use PLA filament. PLA (polylactic acid) is a non-toxic, biodegradable, plant-based material.

Submitting Files

  • Find 3D files online:
  • Create your own files online using Tinkercad or CAD software of your choice.
  • Email print jobs to our team at: 3dprinting@fanshawec.ca
    • Include your preferred colour.
    • Include the URL for the design, if the design was obtained from a website.
    • Files received will be loaded into IdeaMaker or Prusa slicer software.
    • .STL, .OBJ, 3MF, .STEP files are preferred.
    • No GCODE files will be accepted.

3D Printing Guidelines

  • All users are limited to submitting one print job per week.
  • The maximum print time is 12 hours.
  • The maximum print size is 250 mm x 210 mm x 210 mm (9.84 x 8.3 x 8.3 in.).
  • Jobs will be printed from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only.
  • You will be contacted by email once your job is ready.
  • All completed print jobs must be picked up within 14 days of notice.

The Fine Print

  • Successful printing is not guaranteed.
  • Turnaround time is generally within 7 business days but is not guaranteed.
  • All print jobs will be photographed by our staff.

All print jobs are at the discretion of the printing staff

Print jobs will not be printed if they:

  • Violate local, provincial, or federal law.
  • Are dangerous, offensive, explicit, or inappropriate for a college environment.
  • Violate intellectual property rights.
  • Are printed for commercial use.
  • Do not follow 3D printing guidelines.

Contact Us

Questions about 3D printing?

Email: 3dprinting@fanshawec.ca