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3D Printing and Scanning: Services & Events

This guide give you information on 3D printing and scanning services provided by the Radcliffe Science Library, along with links to helpful 3D printing, scanning, and modelling resources and tips.

3D Printing Services

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.

Equipment Available

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. 

MakerBot Replicator 2

A MakerBot Digitizer (3D Scanner). The maximum scan volume is 203mm (Diameter) X 203mm (H) or 8x8IN.

MakerBot Digitizer

A 3D Sense Scanner (Handheld 3D Scanner). This scanner can scan objects larger than a 50 x 50 mm (2 x 2 in).

3D Sense Scanner



3D Printing Events and Services

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!

  • No further talks scheduled at this time, 

3D Printing in Action: Researchers describe how they use 3D printing in their work

  • No further talks scheduled at this time

*Full programme of talks and slides available, see details below

Special Projects

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:

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.

3D Printing in Action

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.

Need Other Options?

Do you need a higher quality printer?  Check out the University of Oxford's Department of Physics's 3D Printing Service or the University of Oxford's Department of Engineering 3D Printing Lab

For more print options, check out Shapeways or 3dhubs.  You can upload your model and print it out in a multitude of materials including metal, plastic, and sandstone.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss using the service, feel free to contact us at