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3D Printing

The University Libraries can help you dream, design, and build your 3D creations. The libraries have several different printing options to help create your objects. Creighton students, faculty, and staff can send a request to the library’s 3D Print Service and the staff will find the best way of printing each model to provide the best value and price for your need.

Requests will be sent to the appropriate library (Omaha or Phoenix). Billing is done through the Omaha campus library.

We use a variety of 3D printers at our libraries.


The Ultimaker 2+ , 2+ Extended (available at the Omaha campus), and 2+Connect (available at the Phoenix campus) use single extrusion for simple applications and items. The Ultimaker S5 (available at the Omaha campus) uses dual extrusion with a larger build plate. It's great for creating functional prototypes and strong end-use parts, using a variety of filaments.


The Creality 3DPrintMill has an infinite Z-axis and conveyor belt for endless printing of duplicate models or extra tall/long items.

This service is open to all Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni, with priority given to current students, faculty, and staff.

$.10 per gram when printed on the Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 2+ Extended, or Crealtiy Printmill. $.15 per gram when printed on the Ulitmaker S5. Some filament may be used as support structure and will be removed during post-processing.

Printing times vary on the size and complexity of the print. Longer wait times may occur due to large class assignments. Please allow up to seven days for prints to be finished. You will receive a cost/time estimate after your request has been processed by the staff.

Stop by the Reinert-Alumni Library Service Desk or the Phoenix campus library to speak with a staff member. You can also e-mail us at with any questions. Want to learn more about 3D printing and design? Sign up for one of our workshops! Email

3D printing policies

  1. The library's maker technology may only be used for lawful purposes. No one is permitted 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.
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment.
    • In violation of another's intellectual property rights.
  2. The library reserves the right to refuse any request.
  3. The library cannot guarantee item quality or stability, nor confidentiality of designs. Any finishing steps ( ex. removing supports, sanding, painting, etc.) is the responsibility of the user.
  4. Access to equipment is prioritized on factors such as academic priority, class due dates, reprints, and other issues that may arise. The library reserves the right to alter queue order based of these factors.

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/scanning services if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.