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3D Printing Guide: Home

A guide for the 3D printer

3D Printing Home

Step 1: You must have a file that you have found from a webpage, created yourself, or scanned in an .stl format. 

Step 2: Submit your project by either coming by the library and leaving your file, or email Ramona DeAngelus at

Step3: Staff will determine how long the file will take to print and the cost of the file.  20 cents per gram - $1.00 minimum.

Step 4: Decide which color you would like your print job to be. You can choose from red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, white, dark gray, light gray, black, or glow-in-the-dark.

Step 5: Sign the 3D Printer Request form and your project will be printed in the order it was received.

filament spools

3D Printing

3D Printing


Location: MTCC Library - Cedar Building 11-2nd floor


In order to have something printed on our 3D printer, you must have already created a file, found a file or used our 3D scanner to create an .stl file for printing. Prints will be performed in the order they are received and may take a few days depending on order volume.

If you have questions, you can email or call 828-652-0604

Cost is determined by the final weight of the object (with support material). Current rates are $0.20 per gram with a $1.00 minimum. 

General Size to *Price Comparisons:

plastic items of varying sizes printed on 3D printer

*Price of object shown subject to change with each individual print.

Why 3D Printing?

3D Printing is a new technology that promotes creativity and innovation. This revolutionary machine provides an opportunity for our patrons to further their learning experience.

How does 3D Printing fit in an Academic Library?  .

  • By providing access to resources to serve educational needs
  • Through appropriate facilities and quality service by helpful and expert staff using current technologies, collaborative strategies, and expanding information networks
  • By providing an essential facility where emerging and established scholars access information and gather in an atmosphere conducive to learning and other creative endeavors


Dremel 3D45 Digilab

  • Dremel 3D45 DigiiLab
  • 20¢ per gram
  • Affordable, Consumer 3D Printing
  • Build Volume 255x155x170mm (10x6x6.7in)
  • Print Resolution: 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm
  • Manufacturer's Website


Material Types PLA, PETG, Nylon, Eco-ABS


Contact Us



Library Phone: 828-652-0604

Director of Library Services: 828-652-0684