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3D Printing in the Libraries

Who can use the 3D printing service?

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

Where is the 3D printer?

Progress uses an Ultimaker S7 printer; Story Arts uses an Ultimaker S3. If you want to see either printer in action, stop by room L3-06A in the Progress Library on the 3rd floor of L block, and/or room 109F in the Story Arts Library.

How much does 3D printing cost?

Each member of the Centennial community has two free 3D print requests per semester. A request is an online submission for a 3D print job. In addition, each free 3D print request must not exceed 12 hours in duration. 

If your free 3D print request is longer than 12 hours, then, users are responsible for paying $.50 cents per hour for every hour or part of an hour outside the 12-hour allowance.

Users must agree to the cost in order for printing to begin. Fees are subject to HST which includes model and support materials.  The cost will be 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. Please review the Library's 3D Printing Policy before submitting a request.

You can submit your file 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 main library desk at either the Story Arts Centre (room 109) or Progress (3rd floor of L Block) .

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 for coursework always receive priority. Most small jobs should be available within five business days. Requests received after 12 pm on Fridays will not be processed until the following Monday. However, we cannot guarantee pick-up dates, so please submit jobs well in advance.