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3D Printing


FDM/FFF-3D Printers

Technical Information

Filament: PLA+, color assigned by Makerspace only

File Preparation

3D output file format: STL

Model size: within 20cm (L) x 20cm (W) x 25cm (H)


$20 (Basic charge for first 20 grams or below) + $1/gram (additional material charge)

For example, a model of:

12 grams charges $20 (basic charge $20, first 20 grams or below).

25 grams charges $25 (basic charge $20 + additional $5)

Payment and pickup
  • Pre-payment
  • After you are notified that your model is ready, please come to the Makerspace Counter to pick it up. Makerspace accepts Octopus payment only.
Location Makerspace Counter, C714a, 7/F, Tower C
Important Notes
  • The 3D Printing Service may not be used to infringe copyright or intellectual property right;
  • The weight and cost of the finished model will differ somewhat from the estimates made prior to printing;
  • Items printed on the 3D printers may have small surface defects such as bumps or holes. These routine defects will not be cause for refund or refusal to pay. Also note that while the printers are very accurate, we will not guarantee any precise tolerances on fitting of multi-part objects;
  • If a print job fails due to any problem in the model design or the file, rather than due to hardware error, the user must still pay for the print job;
  • Some objects (such as those with steep overhangs) require temporary support material to be printed. This material is easily removable; the user will be completely responsible for removing this material – Makerspace staff will not remove any materials from the model for user, including support materials;
  • Makerspace reserves the right to refuse any print request or cancel any print job. For example, printing of weapons or dangerous objects is not permitted; and

Printed objects not picked up within 14 days will be charged to the user’s account as a library fine, and the object will be recycled. The user may also be blocked from requesting another 3D printing service.