Instructions for Submitting Requests

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Instructions for Submitting Requests
  1. Create your own 3D design
    • Blender is installed on all computers or use your favourite 3D software
  2. Don't know how to create a 3D object?
    • choose an object from a free open source website such as Thingiverse or YouMagine.
    • Make sure to save or choose the .STL file format.
  3. Use the Cura software (found on all LNMC computers or download the free software to your own computer) to scale, rotate, and/or resize your file.  
    • Print size cannot exceed the build plate size of 22 x 22 x 20 cm (220 x 220 x 200 mm)
    • Take note of the dimensions (in millimetres) of your print. You will need this for the request form.
    •  Cura will give an estimated length of time to print the object.
    • Print time should not be longer than 5-6 hours (prints for course/research can be up to 9-10 hours)
    • As print jobs cannot be printed after hours, a longer print job will have to be assessed by staff to determine whether it is possible.
  4. Once your object is ready for printing, fill out the online print request form and attach your file.
  5. Once you've submitted the form, you will receive an email with the details and a ticket number. Retain this email, you will need it to pick up your print job.  
  6. Print jobs will not be released without proof of identification (student/staff card and print job number)
  7. Timelines for printing will depend on the demand for the printer. Size and resolution of the print job will impact printing time, so plan your print accordingly. Other issues that factor into printing are troubleshooting, maintenance, and size of print job.
  8. Limit your submissions to a maximum of 5 at a time (course-related requests excepted).
    • If we receive more than 5 requests from one person at a time, we will hold the rest until the first 5 are printed and picked up, then we will process up to the next 5, etc

If you have further questions about printing, please consult our FAQ page.  If your question is not answered there, feel free to send us an email at with your questions.

**Course prints are taking highest priority. 

General print requests will not be printed until course prints are complete **



Click here to request to print your 3D print job.



Is your file more than 10MB or having trouble using the online form?

Fill out the submission form and email it and your object file to 
Please only do so if the web form is not working for you.
Note that you will not receive a ticket number until the object has been printed if you submit this way.