Biomedical Library

3D Printing

The Eskind Biomedical Library’s 3D Printing Lab is located on the second floor in Room 218. Any authorized library users may submit a print request, with priority going to objects of a biomedical nature for academic or research purposes.

The Process

  1. Submit Your File

    Bring an appropriate file (.STL or .OBJ) on a flash drive to the lab during office hours, every Tuesday & Thursday from 3:00-4:00pm, or email a link from a 3D printing file repository -- NIH 3D Print Exchange, Thingiverse, YouMagine, etc. -- to ebl3dprint@vanderbilt.edu.

  2. We Print It

    One of our staff will take a look at the request and consult with you about printability, size, resolution, cost, and timeframe. The charge for printing an object is $0.05/gram of filament + $0.02/minute of print time, with a $3 minimum charge. Multiple small objects can be combined in the same print job.

  3. Pick Up

    You will be notified by email when your object is ready to be picked up. It will be available at the front desk during regular service hours. Payment by debit or credit card will be due at the time of pick up.

Please note that the library reserves the right to refuse printing a file based on copyright issues, appropriateness, or other issues with the file.

Copyright

NOTICE WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT AND OTHER LEGAL RESTRICTIONS. The copyright (Title 17, United States Code), intellectual property (patent law for example under Title 35, United States Code) and other laws of the United States may govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of content protected by copyright, patent and other laws. Libraries and archives furnish unsupervised photocopy or reproducing equipment for the convenience of and use by patrons. Under 17 U.S.C. § 108(f)(2) the provision of unsupervised photocopy or reproducing equipment for use by patrons does not excuse the person who uses the reproduction equipment from liability for copyright infringement for any such act, or for any later use of such copy or phonorecord, if it exceeds fair use as provided by section 107 or any other provision of the copyright law, nor does the provision of unsupervised photocopy or reproducing equipment for use by patrons excuse the person who uses the reproducing equipment from liability for patent, tort (such as products liability) or other laws. This institution reserves the right to refuse to make available or provide access to photocopy or other reproducing equipment if, in its judgment, use of such equipment would involve violation of copyright, patent or other laws.

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