3D printing at the Health Sciences Library

About 3D printing at the Health Sciences Library

At the Health Sciences Library you can now print your own 3D model! We have two 3D printers available: MakerBot Replicator 2x and the Ultimaker 2 Extended +.

If you are not sure how to work with the printers, have an idea for a project, or are just curious about the technology, don’t hesitate to let us know.  We’ll be happy to help you get started on your project! Contact us at bibliorgnlibrary@uottawa.ca.

In February 2016, the Health Sciences Library launched phase 1 of a 3D printing pilot project.  The first phase of the project offered a print-on-demand service where students, staff and faculty members from the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences could submit their 3D print requests via an online form; the model was printed for the user by library staff.  

After a successful launch of the project, we decided that the next step would be to allow users to have direct access to the printers by moving the printers to a public space and changing our service from a print-on demand service to a self-serve model. 

Who is eligible to use this service?

To use the 3D printers you must be affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Health Sciences, including students, employees, professors and affiliated members of a research institute.  If you wish to use a 3D printer but don’t belong to one of these groups, you may be eligible to use the facilities at the Faculty of Engineering’s MakerSpace.