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3D printing

Would you like to learn how to use a 3D-printer? Are you already familiar with 3D printing and wish to print your own projects? The Medical Library has a 3D printer that you can book. Participate in a 3D workshop to learn the basics of the printer and gain access to book the printer.

3D-printer at the Medical Library 

The Medical Library has one bookable 3D printer. Learn how to use the library’s 3D-printer in a mandatory workshop. After having completed the workshop you will be able book the printer for your own projects as a certified user.

Frequently asked questions 

When can I use the printer? 

The printer is available when the Medical Library is open.  

What happens if a printout exceeds the booked time? 

Printouts that exceed the booked time may be interrupted by staff or by the person that has booked the subsequent time. 

How do I book the printer without a Umu-id? 

Certified users without a Umu-id can e-mail the library to book a printer. 

E-mail: 3d.ub@umu.se 

How much does it cost to print? 

The price is SEK 740/kg for the printing material (PLA plastic). 

You pay for the estimated amount of plastic consumed together with a small cost for the maintenance of the printers. 

Pay by credit card at the information desk before you begin printing. No refunds are made. 

What model is the printer at the library? 

Model: ZYYX Pro II
Build volume: 285x235x210mm

Resources for 3D printing

Manuals and tutorials

Download 3D models

Software for 3D modelling

The software listed below is free to download for your own use. The library staff does not provide support on these software products.

Please note that Simplify3D is licensed software and is therefore not listed below. The program is installed on the 3D computers at the Medical Library.

3D modelling

Control, repair and slice your model

Rules regarding handling and safety

  • You must comply with the handling and safety regulations included in the mandatory workshop.
  • You are forbidden to print items that are intended to harm others or are otherwise illegal.
  • You handle the 3D printer at your own risk.
  • You may not touch anything inside the printer chamber during heating, printing or cooling.
  • The printer hood should be in place and the hatches closed to minimise noise and odour during printing.
  • Once you have completed the printout, remove the printout from the build plate, wipe the plate, and clean the workspace.
  • You are responsible for the entire printing process (starting the printing process, that the printing proceeds normally and that it runs within the scheduled time).
Latest update: 2023-02-15