3D Printing

Interested in 3D Printing?

  • Current Fanshawe students, staff, and faculty in good standing will be able to submit 3D files to library staff to be printed
  • Review this web page for printing rules and guidelines
  • Attend a 3D Printing Workshop (click for availability or email mplumb@fanshawec.ca to request a workshop offering)

3D files will be printed using the Library’s Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer and PLA filament.
PLA (polylactic acid) is a non-toxic, biodegradable, plant based material

*Only trained Library staff will have hands on access to the 3D Printer*

Submitting Files

  • Find 3D files online using websites such as
  • Create your own files online using
  • Email print jobs mplumb@fanshawec.ca
    • Include your preferred colour (red, white, or grey)
    • Include the URL for the design
    • Files received will be loaded into Flashprint slicer software by library staff
    • Only .STL and .OBJ files will be printed

3D Printing Guidelines

  • All users are limited to submitting one print job per week
  • The maximum print time is 6 hours
  • The maximum print size is 150 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm
  • 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
  • Any failed print jobs due to printer error will be restarted
  • Turnaround time is generally within 7 business days, but is not guaranteed
  • All print jobs will be photographed by Library staff
  • Every print request will be reviewed by Library 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

Contact Us

For questions and assistance with 3D Printing, please email mplumb@fanshawec.ca