Makerspace Equipment

3D Printing

The Library Prints for You

We do all the work to slice, set up, and monitor the print job. We notify you when it is complete. Pick up your 3D models from Cameron or Sperber Library Service Desk. Make sure to read about how it works. Ensure you prepare your model for printing.

You Print Yourself

  1. Certify to use 3D printers.
  2. Complete a practice session in the Digital Scholarship Centre.
  3. Book time on the machines to print your designs.

    Note: Those arriving later than 30 min from their booking start time may have their bookings cancelled to accommodate others using the equipment.

Cutting Tools

Cricut Maker

The Cricut Maker machine is a computer-assisted cutting machine that can cut, score, draw, emboss and perforate paper and other materials. Although limited to materials 2mm in thickness, the Cricut is surprisingly versatile and can cut paper, all weights of cardboard, fabric, vinyl, leather, chipboard and even light wood. It does not cut heavy plastic or metal. It is ideal for cutting precise pieces of a project that cannot easily be cut by hand.

Fabool Laser Mini

The Fabool Laser Mini uses a small laser to cut and engrave on paper, cardboard, wood and leather. It can cut materials up to 2mm in thickness, including paper, all weights of cardboard, leather, chipboard and light balsa wood. It can create permanent engravings. It does not cut plastic or metal.

To use the cutting tools you must complete a certification module, have a short orientation with staff and then may book the machine. This service is free of charge.


The DSC has a variety of software for design and modelling on our 8 high-performance computers. Visit the Software Page to see a listing of what is available and to book a machine.

Workstations within the Makerspace have all the programs and drivers required to use the Makerspace equipment.

We periodically offer workshops in 3D Modelling, check our workshops page for available learning opportunities.

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