Sitewide Alerts

Our 3D printing facility is currently closed to the public, but we are operational and accepting 3D printing requests for academic, clinical and research projects only. Due to COVID-19 we are operating at a limited capacity and turnaround times are longer. Please plan ahead and submit your request at least 7 business days ahead of time.

Need help with your 3D design? Schedule a virtual consultation.

Submit 3D Print Request

Don't see your department? Let us know in your project description.
All non-academic prints will be printed in PLA.

NOTE: The Education Commons is closed. 3D printing is currently unavailable for non-academic print requests. If your request is non-academic, it will be queued for printing at a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.

About these categories:

  • Patient Care: In support of ​clinical training or procedures directly impacting the clinical treatment of patients.
  • Education: ​For classroom teaching or as part of a requirement or project for course curriculum.
  • Research: In support of projects associated with or supporting the work of labs, research grants, etc.
(required for graduate students)
3D Model
If your file is over 100MB, please upload a dummy file to submit the form and include a Dropbox, Box, or similar link in the description box.
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: stl form print 3mf.
Color/Material type and Printer Selection

Please make color and material selections based on functional requirements for your print, not stylistic preferences. For faster service, select 'ANY' material. If you have specific requirements, add them in the notes field below and/or email us.

Material information

To qualify for the libraries' 3D printing service, please provide a detailed project description, including approximate dimensions and course info (if applicable). Any special requests (color, materials, etc.) should be included here.

Need by

Due to the nature of 3D printing and the volume of requests, we can't guarantee we'll make your deadline, but we'll do our best!
  • allow the Penn Libraries to take a photo of the printed model (if you checked 'no' in the question above, the photo will remain hidden from our public gallery)
  • acknowledge the Penn Libraries in any publicity related to the 3D prints, including social media posts, manuscripts and posters. Click here for sample acknowledgement text
  • notify the Penn Libraries by sending a copy of / link to the publication to

The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request. The Libraries' 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the Libraries' 3D printers to create material that is:
  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
  • In violation of intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.