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The Teaching and Technology Center desires to offer the community, students and staff access to new and emerging technologies such as 3D printers to inspire a new interest in design and help the community to bring their creations to life. This policy establishes how and under what circumstances the 3D printers may be used.


The 3D Lab printers are available to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.

  1. The Labs 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the 3D printers to create material that is:
    • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)
  2. The 3D Lab reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  3. Cost: There will be a set-up fee of $1.00 for each item requested. Further costs are then determined by the amount of filament and other materials used during the printing process. After the object is created, it will be weighed. Users will be charged $0.20 per gram rounded up to the nearest gram in addition to the set-up fee.
  4. Items printed from the 3D Labs printers that are not picked up within 10 days will become property of the Lab. Items must be picked up by the individual who printed them.
  5. Only trained Lab staff and trained students will operate the 3D printers.


The procedure for printing from the Labs 3D printers is as follows:

1. Design creation:


2. Submitting a design for printing:

3. Please note that procedures governing the use of the Labs 3D printers are subject to change.

Notice concerning copyright and other intellectual property restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.

By submitting to the SUNY Sullivan 3D Printing Lab you acknowledge, represent, and warrant as follows:

Contact If you would like to meet with a TTC staff member for additional information about 3D printing or if you have questions

Room E006

(845)434-5750 ext 4458

Free 3D Modeling Software

Blender – open source 3D animation suite. Enable the 3D Printing Toolbox.

OpenSCAD – free software for creating solid 3D CAD models. Useful for creating models of machine parts.

Sketchup – comes in free or pro versions. Get the Sketchup STL from the Extension Warehouse.

Tinkercad – a browser-based 3D design platform, now part of Autodesk (free version available).

123D Design – a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool from Autodesk.

List of additional free software packages from

Free 3D Models

You can search for pre-existing models on the Internet to print as they are, or to modify using 3D modeling software.

3D Warehouse – Sketchup’s searchable design library.

Instructables – from the 123D community.

Thingiverse – MakerBot’s searchable design library community.

Youmagine – Share your imagination in this 3D printing community

CGtrader – Free 3D models for CG digital design and artwork

3D Modeling Tutorials

3D Modeling for Beginners (Shapeways)

How Do I Make a Solid Model (Rhino)

How To Fix and Repair Your 3D Model For Printing

Repair Your 3D Files (Meshlab, Netfabb)