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Open Studio

Print and Scan

Makerbot Replicator+ - The Open Studio houses the Library’s Makerbot Replicator 3D Printers.  The printers are used for the 3D printing service provided by the Multimedia Resources Center.  .STL files can be submitted and printed for a small fee. More information on the 3D printing service can be found here:



NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner - The UCI Libraries has one 3D scanner available at the Multimedia Resources Center in the Specialized Computing Area. Due to their learning curve, we recommend making an appointment at the MRC Desk with one of our multimedia experts if you would like to use the scanner.


Designing a 3D object to print is done using 3D modeling software. There are many 3D modeling programs available, including professional programs like SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor (which are available in the MRC), and free software programs like Blender, Wings3D, FreeCAD, and Sketchup. You will need to export your 3D model into .STL (STereoLithography) format in order to print it.

Project Ideas / Tutorials

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