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Creative Spaces

The University of Utah is home to a huge array of creative expertise and emerging technology. Creative Spaces is a connection point between innovators across the university by providing access to workshops, equipment, and consultation services.

Workshop Printer Consultation


One of our aims is to train students, faculty, and staff on the use of the 3D printers, modeling software, and other resources available in the Marriott Library. Workshops are held in the Marriott Library Knowledge Commons every week, excluding semester and holiday breaks:

Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm - 3D printing

Come learn how to use the Library's 3D by identifying a "printable" model, "slicing" the model to prepare it for printing, loading filament and performing basic calibration.

Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm - 3D modeling

In this workshop, we cover basic design techniques using common modeling software. This workshop is intended as an introduction to modeling for 3D printing.

Thursday 2:00-3:00pm - Virtual Reality

Come learn about the latest virtual reality technology and software, including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Microsoft Hololens.


The Marriott Library is home to several types of 3D printers, scanners, and other related technologies. While we offer basic 3D printing services to University affiliated persons, other technology, such as 3D scanning and vinyl cutting, are offered without dedicated support. It is recommended that a user come with a basic understanding of how to use equipment or be willing to investigate instruction manuals.

AlephObjects Lulzbot TAZ 5 3D Printer:
Fused filament fabrication printing using 3.0mm plastic filament.
AlephObjects Lulzbot TAZ 6:
Fused filament fabrication printing using 3.0mm plastic filament.
Monoprice Maker Select (Duplicator i3):
Fused filament fabrication printing using 1.75mm plastic filament.
Prusa i3 MK2:
Fused filament fabrication printing using 1.75mm plastic filament.
SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX V2:
Fused filament fabrication printing using 1.75mm plastic filament.
Projet 160:
Powder-based printing, often referred to as binder-jet technology.
zCorp 450:

Next Engine 3D Scanner:

iSense Structure 3D Scanner

Artec Spider 3D Scanner

To schedule time with any of these scanners, please email us at

A US Cutter MH 50" vinyl cutter is available for students, faculty, and staff to use for projects and assignments. Material usage is charged by the linear foot.

Arduino and Raspberry Pi prototyping equipment is available during Friday Makerspace sessions and during workshops.


During Spring and Fall semester there is a weekly makerspace held from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Knowledge Commons on Level 2, at the table space west of the Fine Arts & Architecture Library. During these hours we bring out a sampling of the equipment available to students in the Knowledge Commons and encourage students to explore and create. This serves as outreach for innovative technologies and is often the starting point of interesting and unique student work. The makerspace also serves as a physical connection point between students from different disciplines. We hope you'll stop by!


Thomas Ferrill
Assistant Head of Creative Spaces

Erika Church
Design & Technology Specialist

Related Links

3D Printing Services
3D Printing Library Guide
DIY 3D Printing Library Guide
3D Scanning Library Guide
Creativity & Innovation Services

 Last Modified 2/27/17