About the 3D Design Studio

A 3D printed elephant
The 3D Design Studio is home to a growing number of PLA Elephants.

The 3D Design Studio provides free 3D printing, workshops, and 3D design & printer consultation for all library patrons. Whether you’re a total beginner working on an academic pursuit or a 3D pro looking to prototype and iterate, we are happy to help you bring your ideas to life. Our service is open to all patrons of the University Libraries, regardless of skill level or field of study. We make 3D printing work for you.


Due to the high volume of submissions to the studio, the last day to submit files for non-academic or personal projects will be Monday, April 22. The last day to submit academic prints is Friday, April 26. In order to make sure all submissions are finished by the end of the semester, the studio will not accept any files after April 29 and will only be open to the public for pickup.


  • Monday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM
  • Fridays: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The 3D Design Studio includes:

  • 12 FDM printers (fused deposition modeling)
  • 2 resin SLA printers (stereolithography)
  • Trained staff to help you.


Did You Know?

  • The studio prints enough plastic to make 826 footballs!
  • We offer workshops on 3D printing. Contact 3DStudio@vt.edu for more information.
  • The Studios Network offers tours of all of our spaces, including the 3D Design Studio! Fill out this form to take a tour.