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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

The CrAFT Studio at UNC Asheville: 3D Printing Information

Now open on Ramsey Library's Lower Level, the CrAFT Studio is a multi-use creativity studio at the intersection of technology, creativity, and scholarship.

The CrAFT Studio will move to operating on an as-needed basis starting November 20, 2020 until the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester.

Please contact the studio at in advance with your printing needs so a time to print your items can be scheduled.

3D Printing Information

3D Printing In Ramsey Library

The CrAFT Studio features three (3) 3D printers that are available for current UNC Asheville student, faculty, and staff use with a valid OneCard number.

3D Printers Filament and Pricing

3D Printer Printing Material Price Per Unit
PrintrBot Simple Metal ProtoPasta Natural HTPLA (1.75 mm) $.03 per gram
  ProtoPasta Aromatic Coffee HTPLA (1.75 mm) $.07 per gram
Lulzbot TAZ 6 ColorFabb NGen (2.83 mm) $.05 per gram
  ProtoPasta Aromatic Coffee HTPLA (2.83 mm) $.07 per gram
  NinjaTek NinjaFlex (2.83 mm) $.10 per gram
FormLabs Form 2 SLA FormLabs Standard Resin* $.20 per milliliter
$2.50 per file
$2 per hour after the first hour
Please allow three (3) business days turnaround time* for printing items.
* For the Form 2 SLA printer and dual extruded prints for the TAZ 6 printer, please allow one (1) additional business day processing time due to machine complexity and configuration.

File Submission Process

  1. Submit your job via the 3D Printing Submission Form as an STL or OBJ file.
  2. A CrAFT Studio Technician will contact you within one (1) business day with confirmation that your file is able to be printed and with an estimated price. If there are issues with your file, those will be addressed during this process. You must approve of the estimate before the charge is applied to your library account.
  3. If you selected Credit Card as your payment method and approved of the charge, you will receive an e-mail notification that the charge is active on your library account. You can pay for your prints at the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library. Prints must be paid for before they are processed, and prints not paid for within seven (7) days from the submission date will be deleted.
  4. If you selected Departmental Invoice as your payment method, your print will be queued if the department has contacted the CrAFT Studio ahead of time. For information about charging to a department, contact Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian & Coordinator of the CrAFT Studio.
  5. Once we receive confirmation of your print job being paid for, a technician will process your print job. Please allow for a minimum of three (3) business days turnaround time. The Form 2 SLA Printer and any dual extruded prints for the TAZ 6 printer require an additional one (1) business day of processing time due to machine complexity and configuration.
  6. You will be notified by email when your 3D printed item is ready to pick up from the CrAFT Studio on the lower level of the library and prompted to schedule an appointment for contactless pickup.