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3D Modeling and Printing

This guide provides an introduction to 3D printing resources and procedures at Temple University.

Materials for 3D Printing

3D printers provides material exploration with a variety of materials and techniques for 3D Printing

  • Fused Deposition Modeling, a 3D manufacturing process that makes use of material extrusion. 3D FDM makes use of materials like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styerene (ABS), Polylactic Acid (PLA), Nylon, etc. FDM materials can withstand temperature up to 280 degree celsius.
  • Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing, that makes use of resin 3D printing technology.                                           
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) which is a powder bed fusion manufacturing process that uses thermoplastic polymers like gold and nylon.


The Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio Makerspace offers a collaborative workspace, equipment assistance and software support to students and faculty for academic and personal projects. 

  • 3D Printing and Laser Cutting Policy enables the equipment availability for use of faculty, staff and students who have successfully completed the basic safety course and technology training course within the past calendar year.
  • Makerspace Technology provides a full list of in house equipment used in the Makerspace.                
  • Makerspace is open for students, staff and faculty providing a platform for exploration in the world of 3D printing.