3D Printing

The Media Center facilitates access to three Makerbot Replicator 3D printers for students, faculty, and staff. Use of the 3D printer costs $2.00 per hour of print time (as calculated by the Makerbot) plus $.10 per gram of print weight (as calculated by Makerware). Use of the Makerbot requires access to the D2L workshop that covers the basics of 3D printing and policies governing the machine’s use. Patrons wishing to use the Makerbot must also reserve time for its use in advance from within the D2L training workshop. To access the Time Use Request Form in D2L you must pass with an 80% or higher on the assessment found in the D2L training course. Please note that although the 3D printer is available for both academic and non-academic projects, academic uses will be prioritized over non-academic uses.

How to get started at the Media Center:

Step 1: Read over the 3D Printer Policies    

Step 2: Sign up for the BlazeView 3D Printer Course and pass the quiz with an 80% or higher. The course can be taken at your own pace and does not have scheduled meeting times.

3D Printer Online Class Registration Button

Step 3: Reserve a time to use a 3D printer by filling out the online request form found in the BlazeView course.

Enjoy using! Here are pictures taken by previous users. Click the image below to go to our gallery. 

Squid Hands 

Would you like to submit your picture: 


1.) Read information provided in the following form.

2.) Type or print and return to the Media Center via e-mail. (media@valdosta.edu)

3.) Submit your image as jpg or png. Further instruction is shown on the digital form.

Need an idea for your 3D print?

Odum Library Circulation's MakerSpace  (Note: Makerspace is not in the Media Center and is facilitated by the circulation desk and Makerspace coordinator. Here you will also find access to another 3D printer.) 

Media Center 3D Print Gallery

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)

MakerBot Thingiverse



Software For You:

(3D editing software is not facilitated in the Media Center. All products brought to us must be pre-made before you can use Makerware to print your file. Be sure that your file is in STL format before you bring it.)


SketchUp Make

MakerBot Makerware