3d Printing & Design

3D Printing is available by appointment.  Please reserve a time slot to print in Manhattan or Wisser.  Come in at anytime for assistance with getting models ready to print and determining the estimated print time.  Find details of the available printers below.

Makerbot z18

Use the free MakerBot Desktop App to preview and prepare your design before printing

Use the export button to estimate how much time your file will take to print, prepare files to print for the Makerbot Z18 model printer with the Smart Extruder+ 
You may pay directly for filament used in your print at the Innovation Labs or bring your own MakerBot 1.75 mm PLA material in order to print. 
MakerBot PLA filament can be purchased online at:

1.75 MM [0.069 IN]


Lulzbot Taz6

Manhattan Only

Use the free Cura Lulzbot Edition software to prepare your .stl design file for printing.

You may pay directly for filament used in your print at the Innovation Labs or bring your own standard 3 mm (0.1 in) filament material in order to print. 

Recommended filament can be purchased from:
Lulzbot Store

TAZ 6 has a 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11 in x 11 in x 9.8in) print area with a heated print surface.

Capable Materials: ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, wood filled filaments, Polyester (Tritan), PETT, bronze, copper, stainless steel-filled filaments, Polycarbonate, Nylon, PETG, conductive PLA and ABS, UV luminescent filaments, PCTPE, PC-ABS, Alloy 910

NextEngine 3D Scanner

Scans can be output as STL, OBJ, VRML, XYZ, and PLY files.

  • Field Size: 5.1" x 3.8" (Macro) and 13.5" x 10.1" (Wide).
  • Capture Density: On target surface capture up to 268K points/in²(Marco), 29K points/in² (Wide).
  • Texture Density: 500 DPI on target surfaces is 500 DPI in Macro Mode and 200 DPI in Wide Mode.
  • Dimensional Accuracy: ±0.005" in Macro Mode and ±0.015" in Wide Mode.
  • Acquisition Speed: 50,000 processed points/sec throughput. Typically 2 minutes per scan of each facet.

Sense 3D Scanner

Scans can be output as STL, OBJ, WRL, and PLY files.

  • Scan volume: 0.2m x 0.2m x 0.2m, Max: 2m x 2m x 2m.
  • Operating range: On Min: 0.2m, Max: 1.6m.
  • Depth image size: 640(w) x 480(h) px.
  • Color image size: 1920(w) x 1080(h) px.
  • Field of view: Horizontal: 45°, Vertical: 57.5°, Diagonal: 69°.
  • Spatial x/y resolution: @ 0.5m, 0.9mm.
  • Depth resolution @ 0.5m: @ 0.5m: 1mm.
  • Maximal image throughput: 30 fps.

Request from Staff, Rm 302

Getting Started with 3D Design

Download Pre-Made Designs

3D Design Software - Free

  • Tinkercad Web-based, easy-to-use 3d design software. No design experience required.
  • FreeCAD FreeCAD is a free and open-source (under the LGPLv2+ license) general-purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Printing Preparation Software

  • Cura Lulzbot Edition Free Software program that prepares your files for printing on the Lulzbot Taz6 printer. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • MakerBot Desktop Software for creating a printable object from an STL file- For Makerbot Z18 printer. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • MakerBot Print Software for creating a printable object from an STL file- For Makerbot Z18 printer. Available for Windows and Mac

Reserve a 3D Printer

3D Printing is available to all NYIT Students in the Library Innovation Labs.

For assistance with any step in the process stop into the Innovation Labs or contact us.

To get started:

  • Prepare your design in an .stl file 
  • For time and cost estimate use the Makerbot or Lulzbot desktop software to prepare your print
    • You can also send your file to Innovation Lab staff for an estimate.
  • Visit the Innovation Labs, staff will setup your print.

Printing is available on the Makerbot Z18 printer at a cost of:

(20 grams & below)

$0.15 per additional gram

You may supply your own filament (approved by staff) for no charge printing services.  Load/unload must be performed by staff (Manhattan Only).

Available Design Software:

  • Cura 21.00    | LULZBOT
  • MakerBot Desktop


  • Autodesk Design Review 2013
  • Autodesk Advanced Material Library 2017
  • Autodesk Desktop App
  • Autodesk Backburner 2017
  • Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit
  • Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2017 SP1
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Performance Feedback Tool 1.2.5
  • Autodesk Inventor 2017 SP1
  • Autodesk Configurator 360 addin
  • Lighting Analysis
  • SketchUp Import 2016-2017
  • Rhinoceros 5
  • ggRhinoIFC
  • V-Ray for Rhinoceros 5
  • BrickDesign
  • Weaver bird  

Adobe CC Creative Suite

  • Adobe Audition CC 2015.2
  • Adobe Animate CC 2015.2
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3
  • Adobe Bridge CC 2015
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5
  • Adobe Prelude CC 2015.4
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
  • Adobe Muse CC 2015
  • Adobe Fuse CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2015
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Flash Builder 4.7
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015