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Multimedia Creation Resources at the Fordham Commons

Use the links and resources available here to help you create multimedia projects at the Fordham Multimedia Lab in Douglass Library

Service Discontinued

As of Summer 2019 we are discontinuing the 3D printing service at Douglass Library. 

Please contact the Rutgers MakerSpace for your 3D printing needs.

If you require more information about 3D printing, please feel free to contact us.


(This page has been archived for informational purposes)

Printed at the Fab Lab- Tetrology of Fallot Heart

Tetrology of fallot 3d heart model in white

Printed at the FabLab- Giraffe

Giraffe printed by Chris in Transparent BlueVoroni giraffe model in plastic with holes throughout


Scale building model with pitched roof in red

Printed at the FabLab- Raven and Phoenix

Printed by Michael

Printed at the FabLab- Lowpoly Bunny

Examples- Stretchlet Bracelet $2

Examples- Chain Links $1

Examples- House Fly $1

Available colors






Translucent Blue

Translucent Purple

Translucent Red

Translucent Yellow



3D Printing

3D printing is available to members of the Rutgers community

  • Welcome to 3D printing at the Fordham FabLab on the ground level of the Douglass Library.  Please ask for us at the Media Center
  • We have two MakerBot Replicator 2 printers which print PLA plastic.
  • Visit the MakerBot website for more information about MakerBot, Replicator 2, and Makerware
  • Please contact Stacey Carton at the Media Center or at 848 932 5042 for an appointment.  Or email

Getting started

Create a file for 3D printing using our software or one of your own. (.stl file)

Be sure to visit the Makerbot Replicator 2 page to be aware of size and other limitations

Make an appointment with Stacey at the Media Center (848) 932 5042 or ask for details at the Fordham Commons help desk.  We will provide you with the cost for printing your project and set up a printing appointment.  

Printing costs are $.25/gram, rounded up to the nearest dollar.  PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE- CASH or RUExpress ONLY.   (RIAS available- ask for details)

We will also convert your project to a .x3g file which is compatible with our printers.

You will have a chance to preview your project before printing begins.


The largest build volume the Replicator 2 can print is

28.5 L x 15.3 W x 15.5 H cm
[11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 in]

However, we are also limited by time and staff constraints.  Please inquire if you have questions about a specific project

Programs/ Websites

The following software has been installed on the Macs in the Fordham Commons:



We also recommend:  This site requires users to create a login, but offers free "easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects."


Also, many designs have been uploaded by users to  Many offer free downloads and many are customizable.  Please be aware that there is NO GUARANTEE that these designs will print properly!  We cannot be responsible for projects that print incorrectly due to design flaws


Also visit for downloadable designs (login required)


The NIH offers downloadable designs at

From the NIH website: "The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides access to a community-contributed database of bioscientific 3D-printable files."  The site also offers tools to create 3D printable models from medical images, molecular data, or image stacks.  (Login required)


More biomedical models:


Prosthetic limbs at E-nabling the Future

"A network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a "Helping Hand.""

"The e-NABLE community has developed a collection of different 3D-printable assistive devices that are free for download and fabrication by anybody who would like to learn more about the designs or fabricate a device for somebody in need."

3D Digitizer

Now available!

Featuring Makerbot Digitizer

3D Scanner

Scanning is free, but please call ahead for an appointment


Recommended tutorials:

Getting started with Google Sketchup (older version)

Getting started with SketchUp - Part 1

External websites

This site can allow you to print in materials other than PLA, including precious metals.

This site can guide you to local printers, some of whom can use different materials

Recommended software for 3D modeling and slicing


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Multimedia Resources

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Stacey Carton
Stacey Carton MLIS

Manager- Fordham Commons- A Multimedia Collaboration Space

Mabel Smith Douglass Library

8 Chapel Drive

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527

phone: 848 932-5042

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