Accessing 3D Printing Core Facility Resources


Application Process:

  1. Please click here to request access to 3D Printing services


3D Printing Core Facility

The CTSC 3D Printing Core Facility is a service available to students and faculty members throughout our partner institutions. To date, we have printed over hundreds of models, including medical device prototypes, anatomical models, surgical training models, and patient education tools. The core consists of three commercial-grade 3D printers as well as a 3D scanner and computers with a variety of design software. In addition to the 3D printing services, the core hosts educational courses and workshops to teach the principles of 3D printing and awards seed funding to provide translational researchers with 3D printing technology in order to rapidly develop novel biomedical products with applications for improving human health.

Services Offered:

  • 3D Design Consultation
  • 3D Printing in ABS Plastics and Resin
  • 3D Scanning

Available Equipment:

  • Stratasys uPrint FDM Printer (8 x 6 x 6 inch build envelope and a 0.010 inch layer thickness)
  • Fortus 250mc FDM Printer (10 x 10 x 12 inch build envelope and three layer thicknesses: 0.007, 0.010, and 0.013 inches)
  • ABS Plastics (Ivory, Black, Blue, Dark Grey, Fluorescent Yellow, Nectarine, Red, White)
  • Formlabs Form 2 Stereolithography Printer (5.7×5.7×6.9 inch build envelope and a 25, 50, 100 microns layer thickness)
  • 3D Scanner (accuracy up to 0.004 inches with 0.020 inch resolution)
  • 3D Design Software (3D Doctor, Sketch Up, AutoDesk Inventor, Solidworks, Spaceclaim, 3D Slicer)

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How does 3D printing work? 3D Printing takes digital files (.stl) and turns them into physical products. It is often referred to as additive manufacturing, as the product is built up layer by layer in the material using ABS plastic.
  2. I have an idea - can you design it for me? The CTSC 3D Printing Core Laboratory offers design services and our community is full of experienced designers!
  3. How long does it take to print a model? This is one of those questions that isn't easy to answer, as there are a lot of factors involved in printing a model such as preprocessing, printing, support removal and drying. Theoretically, a simple small model could be printed in minutes, while a large and complex model could be in development for many days.
  4. How can I check the status of my 3D model? When your model is complete you will receive an email stating “Your 3D model is complete and is ready for pick up”. If the matter is urgent you may find out the status of your 3D model by contacting Andrika Morant at or 212-746-4212.