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3D Printing & Learning

Learn more about 3D printing in the medical library!

3D Print Request Form

  1. Read the Policies and Procedures in their entirety. The Ruth Lilly Medical Library 3D print service is only available to IU School of Medicine students, staff, faculty, and affiliates.
  2. Fill out the 3D Print Request Form, linked below.
  3. Wait to receive a response from Typically, you should hear back from someone within 2 business days (48 hours).
  4. Depending on how many print requests are in the queue, patrons on the Indianapolis campus can expect a minimum wait time of 2 weeks from the date they receive a confirmation email until their print is ready for pickup. Prints may take longer to reach patrons at statewide campuses due to shipping times.
  • The larger and more complex the print, the more time it will take (some take several days). 
  • Prints with organic shapes may require PVA support material, which makes the print time longer and also requires post-processing to remove the supports (1 to 2  days overnight in a water bath to dissolve the support material).