Submit a Design

Files for printing parts can be submitted by coming to the lab to upload the file.


The student staff members in the UA 3D Prototyping Lab are exposed to the emerging technology of additive manufacturing, and learn to manage complicated printing jobs from design to production.

When submitting a part, please include:

  • Name
  • CWID
  • College and department
  • File name
  • Short description
  • General dimensions and scale
  • Purpose of part such as personal, research, etc.
  • How part will be used such as display for presentation, rocket fin, camera mount, etc.
  • Number of copies requested
  • Printer requested
  • Other important information

Original design files submitted should be .STL file to be used by the printers or .WRL file if full color is needed. The lab staff can help generate these files.

The lab reserves the right to refuse printing questionable objects including, but not limited to, weaponry, copyrighted materials or parts intended for commercial sale.

Supported Software

  • SolidWorks
  • Pro/E
  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Sculptris
  • Blender