Whether you are an experienced 3D designer or simply want to learn new technology, the staff at Rutgers Makerspace can assist you. Our 3D printers can create prototypes, mechanical parts, replacement parts, human busts, action figures, toys, wearables, and much more. We have many colors and materials available for printing, each with its own respective properties. If you have a project you are considering, one of the Makerspace staff members can speak to you to create a work plan and talk over any details particular to your project.

Note: Our prints are processed in a queue manner on a first come-first serve basis. On average, prints can take 1-3 days, depending on their complexity. As we serve several classes and research labs, there are times this can cause a backlog in our queue. Unfortunately, this can cause a delay outside of our standard 1-3 days processing time.

Printing with Us

Access and Safety

3D printing is done by our staff.  Submit a 3D print request with your files in STL or OBJ format, the ideal color if you have one, the preferred material if you have one, and if it's a mechanical CAD design, a reference dimension to ensure it's scaled correctly. Our staff will work with you to ensure your design is printable, get you a quote (if applicable), and get back to you with answers to any questions you might have about 3d printing.  We'll let you know when your part is ready, or you can call or send a follow-up email to verify the status.

Purchasing Materials

We offer various different colors/types of material, and you will only pay for what you use for your project.  As a general rule, we do not allow the use of outside filament or materials for our printer, largely due to the safety concern of a high-temperature heater potentially vaporizing something unsafe within a printer and endangering all staff and patrons in the vicinity. Below is the cost structure of our current printing pricing.

Available Machines

Prusa I3MK3S

Prusa I3MK3S

A current, high-end 3D printer that specializes in PLA and PETG, but can also print flexible TPU (Max. 250 x 210 x 210 mm)
Formlabs Form 3

Formlabs Form 3

The Form 3 offers industry-leading accuracy and reliability for resin printing. (Max. 145 × 145 × 185 mm)
Markforged Mark Two

Markforged Mark Two

Flagship Continuous Fiber Composite 3D Printer, built to revolutionize your manufacturing operation. (Max. 250 x 220 x 200 mm)
The Form 2

The Form 2

The Form 2 set the standard for affordable, professional 3D printing. (145x145x175mm)
Prusa MINI

Prusa MINI

A scaled down, next-gen version of the Prusa classic I3MK3S with 32-bit FDM extrusion. (7"x7"x7")


Easy-to-use desktop 3D printer with a large build volume that delivers accurate, industrial-grade parts. (330 x 240 x 300 mm build volume)

3D Printing Rates

Markforged Mark Two ($ / cm3)
Base Plastic
Onyx $0.30
Fiber Reinforcement (optional)
Fiberglass $2.00
HSHT Fiberglass $2.50
Kevlar $2.50
Carbon Fiber $3.75
FDM / "Traditional" 3D Printing ($ / gram)
PLA $0.04
PETG $0.05
PVA (Dissolvable Support) $0.12
TPU (Semi-Flexible) $0.09
SLA / "Resin" Printing (Formlabs) ($ / mL)
Clear, Black, Grey, White $0.19
Tough, Durable $0.22
Elastic, Flexible, High Temp $0.55