This 3D Printing resource guide is intended to supplement the 3D printing service offered through The Nexus, the collaborative learning lab at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. Here you will find our policies and procedures, our print request form, 3D modeling resources, and further information about 3D printing in medicine.
If you have any questions, or are interested in learning more, please email the library's Tech Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to a significant increase in demand, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library has begun charging for 3D print requests as of September 6th 2022. From this point on 3D prints can either be purchased from the Ruth Lilly Medical Library or free 3D prints can be printed with supervision through our Makerspace (IB202) either in person or via Zoom. All proceeds from paid 3D print requests goes back to the 3D print service and Makerspace to purchase materials and maintain equipment.
3D prints will be charged by model. The requester will never be charged until charges have been approved and the 3D print has been received by the requester.
|Skull||Roughly 7 inches front to back||$35.00|
|Pelvis||Roughly 8 inches in width||$15.00|
|Brain||Roughly 5 inches in length||$15.00|
|Heart*||Dual color (white/red)||$25.00|
|Spine||Human sized - Comes in 5 interlocking pieces that will need to be glued together||$75.00|
|XX-Small Custom Print||Any file - 1"x1" cube or smaller - Quarter size||$5.00|
|X-Small Custom Print||Any file - 2"x2" cube or smaller - Lemon sized||$10.00|
|Small Custom Print||Any file - 3"x3" cube or smaller - Soup can diameter||$15.00|
|Medium Custom Print||Any file - 4"x4" cube or smaller - Toilet paper roll height||$25.00|
|Large Custom Print||Any file - 5"x5" cube or smaller - Soda can height||$50.00|
|X-Large Custom Print||Any file - 6"x6" cube or smaller - Dollar bill length||$75.00|
|XX-Large Custom Print||Any file - Between 6"x6" and 9"x9"||$100.00|
|XXX- Large Custom Print||Any file - 9"x9" or larger - Dinner plate diameter||$150.00|
*Requires dual extrusion
Some models require dual extrusion to print, this includes models with two colors or that require PVA (dissolvable) support structure. These models will not be able to be printed for free as the Makerspace 3D printer does not have dual extrusion capabilities. If this is the case, the requester will be alerted to that fact via email prior to an in-person or Zoom consultation. A single color version of the file can be printed for free using the Makerspace service.