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3D Printing: Terms of Use & Quick Facts


Terms of Use

ORU faculty and students may create three-dimensional plastic objects from a digital computer design. opens new window3D printer training is required prior to using the 3D printer.

Who can use the 3D printer?

ORU students, faculty and staff who have completed 3D printer training and signed the user agreement form are eligible to use the 3D printer. To use the 3D Printer, go to the Library Service Desk and check out the USB thumb drive, which is on Reserves.

Where is the printer located?

The 3D printer is available on the 4th floor of the Library for use during regular opens new window Library hours.

How much does it cost to print?

Users prepay for 3D printer filament. Cost is $0.25 per gram, calculated using the weight shown on the 3D printer. Payment of the 3D printer filament charge can be made with Eagle Bucks or cash.

Printer Limits

The recommended 3D printing time limit is 6 hours. Print size limit is 12 inches by 8 inches.

Use Guidelines

Users will not be permitted to use the 3D printer to create an object that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
  • Covered by copyright, patent, trademark protection, or another's intellectual property rights.
  • Harmful, dangerous, or poses a threat to the well-being of others.
  • Obscene or otherwise in appropriate for the University community.

In addition to the above, all other library and University policies apply when using the Library's 3D printer.

Training Requirements

Library opens new window3D printer training is required prior to hand-on use of the 3D printer. Upon completion of the training, attendees will complete the "3D Printer User Agreement Form," acknowledging acceptance and understanding of user terms and responsibilities. The document will remain on file in the library.
Note: Students and faculty who already have 3D printing experience may contact Mr. Daniel Eller.

The Library reserves the right to cancel a 3D print job, if necessary.

3D Printer QuickFacts

  • 3D Printer Model: MakerBot Replicator+
  • PLA (polyactic acid) plastic filament in a variety of colors, including neutral, white, gray, red, purple, yellow, blue, light gray, orange, and black. Inquire at the One-Stop desk.
  • Cost is $0.25 per gram
  • Maximum print area is 12"W x 8"D
  • Library training and signed user agreement form required for Use

MakerBot Replicator Plus

Important Notes

Users are responsible for print quality selection (slow or fast).

Users are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of the printer or any part thereof due to any damage that occurs because of abuse or negligence.

Users are responsible to turn off the 3D printer and "check in" the 3D Printer USB thumb drive at Reserve when printing is completed.