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3D Printing

The 3D Studio in Swirbul Library features both large and small scale 3D printers and work stations for scanning, editing and modeling for 3D projects. This innovative resource will advance the University’s teaching and research goals to further Adelphi’s recognition as a center of intellectual and creative activity and promote student success in a range of educational goals.

3D Services







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3D Services Available

The services of the 3D Studio are available to all Adelphi University students, faculty and staff. Scanning and printing services by our staff are available during operating hours and are by appointment only. 3D modeling and editing can be done during open library hours in the Information Commons on the 2nd floor of Swirbul library.

3D Printers

  • Two Makerbot Z18 large-scale printers
  • Two Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation printers
  • Flash Forge printer

3D Scanning Equipment

  • Two Next Engine 3D scanners


3D Modeling/Editing/Design Software

  • Autodesk Meshmixer
  • Autodesk 123D Design
  • Makerbot Desktop
  • Rhino
  • Sculptris
  • SketchUp

Workstation and supplies for cleanup

Technical support from IT staff


The 3D Studio is located on the first floor of Swirbul library, just past the Access Services desk.

Hours and Consultation Appointments

During the spring and fall semesters, the 3D Studio is open: Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

If there is no staff member in the studio, please go to the Help Desk on the 2nd floor to request assistance.

Users can come in when the studio is open and work with the software, however, all scans and prints will be processed by IT staff following a one-on-one consultation. Self-service is not yet available.

Important Note: Before you submit your request for 3D printing, please make sure that your project or expectations do not conflict with our Terms of Service.

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» Frequently Asked Questions


Editing: No cost to use software, self-service with assistance available from staff.
Scanning: No cost, performed by IT staff by appointment.
Printing: Setup fee is $2 per print, plus 20¢ per gram of filament. Cost of print will be assessed during your consultation. Fee is due before printing begins. Print will be performed by IT staff.

Acceptable File Formats

Files need to be in one of the following formats that is supported by the printing equipment: .stl, .obj or .thing. Files should not exceed 25MB.


We offer introductory as well as advanced workshops to accommodate different levels of 3D expertise. If you don’t want to wait for the next workshop date, schedule an individual consultation to discuss your ideas.

Photo Gallery

Check out our Instagram page @adelphi3d for pics.

Time-Lapse Videos of 3D Printing at Adelphi


For further information, please contact:

3D Design Studio
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