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3D Printer

3D Printer

The 3D printer located in the Progress Library Makerspace is available to all students, staff and
faculty at Centennial College.

Who can use the 3D printing service?

The service is available to Centennial students, faculty and staff.

What are the hours of the 3D printing service?

You can submit items for printing at any time, but the printer is active only
Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 7 PM.

You can retrieve items only during these times, but we can usually make special arrangements for other pick-up times when necessary.

How much does 3D printing cost?

Printed jobs cost $3.99 per cubic inch, including model and support materials, plus a $1.40 flat
fee for the modelling base.

Print jobs are charged to your library account. You can pay by cash, myCard, credit or debit when you pick up your print job.

How can I submit my design?

When you are ready to submit a design for printing, please complete the 3D print job submission form.

You can submit designs in three ways:

  • Link to the design URL (e.g. Thingiverse, GitHub, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Email the files to
  • Submit the files in person on a USB drive to the Library Help Desk.

You should only submit designs in STL format, which can result in large files. Please be aware that your Centennial email address only allows attachments of up to 37 MB in size. So, you will have to submit larger files using one of the other methods above.

How many designs can I submit at once?

You are limited to one active submission at a time.

How soon will my item be ready for pick-up?

Your pick-up date depends on your position in the queue. Jobs submitted through Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) or for coursework always receive priority. Most small jobs should be available within five business days. However, we cannot guarantee pick-up dates, so please submit jobs well in advance.

Are there late fees?

There are no late fees for the service, but you must pick up and pay for your item within seven days or your Library account will be charged. You must pick up your item within 21 days or it will become the property of Centennial Libraries.