About Basic 3D Prints

Basic 3D Printing is our large volume, fast turnaround 3D printing service, performed in the Fabrication Farm on our large array of Prusa i3 MK3S+ Printers. All of the printers in the Basic 3D Printing category are FDM printers. The minimum layer thickness (resolution) of the printers in this category is approximately 0.05 mm. PLA is offered in a wide range of colors!

Who are Basic 3D prints for?

We recommend Basic 3D Prints to anyone who is working on hobby projects, prototypes, course deliverables, or new to the 3D printing scene. 

How to order a Basic 3D Print

  1. Have a 3D file of type .stl ready. Printables and Thingiverse are good sources of files and inspiration.
  2. Go to our order platform Papercut (same link as button below)
  3. Sign in with your DirectoryID and password (the beginning of your terpmail email, but without @terpmail.umd.edu)
  4. Look for [FDM] - Consumer Grade 3D Printers
  5. Hover over the image of the printer so that the "Start Order" button appears
  6. Click "Start Order"
  7. Fill out the form that pops up
  8. Click "Submit" in the lower right hand corner

Go to Papercut and Start Order

Pick ups

You can pick up your prints in the Advanced Fabricaion Lab (AFL) located at AJC 2123.


Material Policy

Terrapin Works provides material for customers, specifically Matterhackers Build Series PLA, PETG, ABS, and TPU. Prints are charged based on material consumption, however this cost includes both our material, labor, and runtime costs. Terrapin Works will not print with customer materials for a discounted price. The Rapid Prototyping Center offers free 3D printing for users who get trained and run the prints themselves. In addition, they have a supply of filament that is free to use. Terrapin Works may accept customer material if it is not an option currently offered, but reserves the right to refuse under any circumstances. Cost in these circumstances will be determined on a case by case basis.


Available Equipment