Please note that our 3D printing service is only available to members of Oxford University. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to offer printing services to external organisations, businesses or private individuals.
Important Update: COVID-19
The 3D printing & Scanning service will be suspended until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
For more updates on the Bodleian; https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/news/2020/keeping-the-university-reading
An Original Prusa I3 MK3 + Multi Material Upgrade. The maximum build volume is 250 x 210 x 210 mm. Supported materials – PLA, PET-G & PVA.
A MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation (3D Printer). The maximum build volume is 252 x 199 x 150 mm.
A MakerBot Replicator 2 (3D Printer). The maximum build volume is 285 x 153 x 155 mm.
A MakerBot Digitizer (3D Scanner). The maximum scan volume is 203mm (Diameter) X 203mm (H) or 8x8IN.
A 3D Sense Scanner (Handheld 3D Scanner). This scanner can scan objects larger than a 50 x 50 mm (2 x 2 in).
The RSL hosts various 3D printing and scanning events and services:
The RSL will be hosting more Bring-a-Design/Object events in the RSL Lounge. Just drop by with a small model to print or a small object to scan! Details of how it will work can be found on the Bring-a-Design/Object Event page. Dates of events will be listed here. Just drop in!
Our next 'Bring-a-Design/Object Events' will be held on the following dates within the RSL Entrance Hall Lounge:
Introduction to 3D Printing/Scanning and Demonstrations
The RSL holds demonstrations of the 3D printer and scanner in action in the RSL Lounge (in the entrance hall). Dates of demonstrations will be listed here. Just drop in!
3D Printing in Action: Researchers describe how they use 3D printing in their work
*Full programme of talks and slides available, see details below
The RSL Subject Librarians invite students, researchers, and academics to contact us, if you are interested in using to equipment for your research or teaching. We will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. To see which subject librarian you should contact for your subject area, along with their contact details, consult this list: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/contact/radcliffe-science-library-staff
3D Printing/Scanning Training Sessions
The RSL Subject Librarians invite academics to contact us, if you would like to arrange a training session on 3D printing and scanning for your department or doctoral training centre students. We will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. To see which subject librarian you should contact for your subject area, along with their contact details, consult this list: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/contact/radcliffe-science-library-staff
On Wednesday 3rd of December the RSL hosted a number of talks on how researchers use 3D printing in their research and teaching. You can find a flyer with the descriptions of the talks below and the slides from some of the presentations.
Do you need a higher quality printer? Check out the University of Oxford's Department of Physics's 3D Printing Service.