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CATalyst Studios: 3D printers

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Events & workshops

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Getting help

Visit us during our regular open hours and our staff will be there to help you.

In-depth help

Come to a drop-in 3D modeling help session (Mondays 1-5 pm or Wednesdays 5 - 7 pm). 

Take a look at more 3D modeling resources.

Staff from OSCR Zone is available to answer software questions.

3D printers

3D printing is an additive process that creates a physical object from a digital file.

What can I do with it?

Design and produce 3D models, prototypes, miniatures/tabletop figures, toys, tools, office supplies, machine parts, and more.

For inspiration, see 55 Useful, Cool Things To 3D Print.

Find open-source 3D models on Thingiverse, Yeggi or Instructables

Create advanced 3D models using: 


How can I get certified?

New users can register for a certification, offered weekly. If you are unable to attend a certification session, please contact us to arrange an alternative training time.

Register for certification


Who can use it?

If you are certified, you can walk-in and use open machines. Just check with a CATalyst Staff member before starting your project. Please have your file in STL format, or come in to CATalyst for help preparing your file.

Priority is for UA students, faculty, and staff, but non-affiliates may also use the equipment, subject to availability. You're welcome to drop by the during our open hours where one of our staff members can help you with your project.

How does it work?

What does it cost?

Material Type  Cost 
PLA & ABS $.10/per gram 
Specialty Filament (HIPS, PETG, GLASS, TPU, WOOD) $.15/per gram + $2 set up fee
Formlabs Resin (Standard and Engineering) $.25/per mL + $2 set up fee

We typically have PLA, ABS & Photopolymer Resin in stock, if you need other material options, you may order them from a supplier of your choosing.

What is Ultimaker PLA & ABS?

What is Formlabs Photopolymer Resin?

*Please note: we do not have ALL material options in stock. Please contact us if you are interested in printing with a specific material not listed. 

Set Up Fees

Please note that a set up fee will apply to each build plate printed. 

If your request contains multiple objects, we will combine as many objects onto the same build plate while still maintaining print integrity.


For UA students faculty, and staff, we add the charges to your library account. We also accept departmental charge accounts if you are paying through your university department. 

For non-UA affiliates, we’ll create a login for you to pay your fees online. 

What are the 3D printers technical specifications?

Technical Specifications Ultimaker 3 Zortrax M200 Zortrax M300+ Form 2 Form 3

Build Plate Volume

200 x 200 x 195 mm (8.5 x 8.5 x 7.9 in) 200 x 200 x 180 mm (7.9 x 7.9 x 7.1 in) 300 x 300 x 300 mm (11.8 x 11.8 x 11.8 in) 145 × 145 × 175 mm  145 × 145 × 175 mm
Dual Extruder - PVA supports  X X X n/a n/a
Hood Enclosure/Door X X X n/a n/a
Filament Diameter Used 2.85mm 1.75mm 1.75mm n/a n/a
Nozzle Diameter .40mm .40mm .40mm n/a n/a

Filetypes & Slicing Software