Sterne Library 3D Printing will be closed for rennovations in August and September 2022. We hope to reopen in early October 2022 with new countertops and space for our new Ultimaker S5 printer.

While Sterne Library 3D Printing is closed for rennovations all 3D printer training will be held in person in Lister Hill Library or online on Zoom. Visit the UAB Libraries Technology Labs events calendar or the UAB Campus Calendar for a list of scheduled 3D printer trainings.

For more information on 3D printing or to view our 3D modeling tutorials please visit the 3D Printing research guide.

Can't find the answer to your question on this page? Fill out our request form to send us your questions, schedule an individual 3D printer training or to request a tour of the Library Technology Labs.

Anyone interested in using a 3D printer in the UAB Libraries must complete required training and review and sign the certification for use of the 3D printers. The certification includes the following:

By using the 3D technology Users are certifying that the objects they are printing:

  1. Are not prohibited by law.
  2. Are not unsafe, harmful, dangerous or threatening to the well-being of others.
  3. Are not obscene or otherwise inappropriate.
  4. Do not knowingly violate another’s intellectual property or privacy rights.
  5. Are not and will not intended for direct sale, retail, or immediate commercial use.
  6. Will not be used in human research or human clinical settings other than for educational purposes.
  7. Will not be used in animal laboratory settings without first obtaining approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).