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Guide to resources for the Northwestern Libraries' MakerLab.

Updates to MakerLab Services

The MakerLab located at Mudd Science and Engineering Library will be open for the 2023 Fall Quarter, Monday-Thursday, 9AM-5PM by appointment only.


If you have questions to this specific resource contact, Ted Quiballo,

3D Printers

2 – MakerBot Replicator+

User Guide:
More info:

Build Volume: 29.5 L X 19.5 W X 16.5 H CM [11.6 X 7.6 X 6.5 IN]
Supported File Types: STL, OBJ

1 – MakerBot Replicator Z18

More info:

Build Volume: 30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H CM [11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN]
Supported File Types: STL, OBJ

Available Equipment

 BM 1.25           

1.5" Button Maker and 2.25" Button Maker

  • Cushioned hand grip
  • All metal construction
  • Industry Standard Size
  • "Zero scrap loss" engineering
  • Swivel die set increases speed
  • No changing of dies between steps
  • Super fast two-step button making process
  • "Swivel die stop" ensures upper and lower die alignment
  • Compact, lightweight machine for easy storage and transport
  • Positive full stroke button press verification (No half-made buttons)
  • Cam-on-roller design requires very little physical force to operate

Mudd MakerLab

A consultation is recommended before using the MakerLab independently. Complete the consultation form to submit your project details. If you would like to submit a 3D Printing Project for library staff to print, use the 3D Printing Project Request form (2nd link below).

MakerLab Consult Request

3D Printing Project Request

Available Software

The Library provides some software for 3D Modeling. These programs are available on Mudd Library computers:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • SketchUp Pro
  • MakerBot Print 
  • MeshLab
  • MeshMixer
  • Solidworks

Please see our Resources page for links to tutorials and other online guides to 3D printing, scanning, and modeling.