Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MakerLab: Getting Started

Guide to resources for the Northwestern Libraries' MakerLab.

Updates to Summer Library Services

The MakerLab located at Mudd Science and Engineering Library will not be re-opening for the 2021 Summer Quarter.


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


Available Software

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

  • Simplify3D (on Mudd Library computers)
  • SketchUp Pro 2017 (20 concurrent users)
  • MakerBot Print 
  • MeshLab
  • MeshMixer
  • Solidworks

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

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.

MakerLab Consult Request

3D Printing Project Request

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

Instructional Technologies Librarian

Profile Photo
Ted Quiballo
Computer Science | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics | Physics & Astronomy
For there is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it, If only we are brave enough to be it. ~ Amanda Gorman
Mudd Library, Office 2167
2233 Tech Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Office: (847) 467-1090