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3D Printing: 3D Printing Service

UCC Library provides a 3D printing service to all registered UCC students and staff, supporting them in building capabilities in digital literacy, as well as emerging technologies.
3D Printing Service from UCC Library

UCC Library provides a 3D printing service to all registered UCC students and staff, supporting them in building capabilities in digital literacy, as well as emerging technologies.


What is 3D printing?

3D printing is the process of making a physical object from a digital model file. Used widely for prototyping and design projects, 3D printing allows for low-cost, rapid ideation before arriving at a final finished product. 3D printing can be used for teaching and learning, for research, and for creative purposes.


3D Printing Process:

  • Save your file as an STL file.
  • Complete the below form titled "Submit a 3D Print Request" (Direct link to the form
  • Your file will be approved for printing by Library staff, and added to the print queue.
  • When your model is ready, we'll notify you via email that it is ready for collection from Boole Library.
  • The service is currently free, although future charges may be introduced. Excessive volumes of requests from a single user may not be offered for free.

Click the below image to access a one-page informational PDF on UCC Library's 3D Printing Service:

Link to a PDF for more information on UCC Library's 3D Printing Service


Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation.  

The maximum printed volume is 250mm x 199mm x 150mm.  

Ultimaker 3. 

The maximum printed volume is 197 x 215 x 200 mm. 

NoteObjects with smaller dimensions tend to have a more reliable print experience. 

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle

3D Printer

The maximum print volume is 330 x 240 x 300 mm.


Thingiverse logo


Browse, download and remix thousands of 3D model designs for free.

Create your own!

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Create your own 3D model designs using Tinkercad, a free, easy-to-learn 3D modeling software. Any other CAD software will work too.


Sketchfab logo


Publish and find 3D models online.


The British Museum logo

The British Museum

A museum of the world, for the world.


Printables logo


Free 3D print files hosted by Prusa

Cults logo


A marketplace for 3d print files both free and for purchase.


3DFindIt logo


The visual search engine for 3D CAD, CAE and BIM models



  • UCC Library reserves the right to decline any print request for any reason.
  • The Library will only process one file submission per user at any one time - multiple submissions from a single user will not be approved for printing.
  • By submitting a 3D print request, it is understood that you have ensured the model is not subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection - the Library accepts no responsibility for this.
  • The use of the Library's 3D printer is for lawful and non-commercial purposes.
  • Users of this service must abide by all applicable laws, University and Library policies.
  • The Library's 3D printing service cannot be used to print items that fall into any of the following criteria:
    • Prohibited by law, including but not limited to weapons and models of weapons.
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or immediate threat to the well-being of others.
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate items.
    • In violation of the intellectual property rights of others.
  • Items not collected within 14 days become the property of Library.


Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about UCC Library's 3D printing service, please email

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