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How to Use the MakerSpace Facilities and Services: 3D Printers

  1. There is no charge to use 3D printers provided by the MakerSpace. Users are responsible for the costs of 3D printing filament.
  2. Users are responsible for any damages of the furniture and equipment in the MakerSpace.
  3. Unless otherwise approved by the University Librarian, the 3D printers are used by eligible users for educational and non-commercial purposes ONLY.
  4. Users should comply with copyright, patent, and other intellectual policy regulations, which do include specific exceptions for fair use. CUHK Library staff reserves the right to refuse any usage request. 

Up Mini 2 (self-service)

Description: The UP mini 2 is an easy-to-use portable 3D printer. 

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff, CUHK Library users

You can print your 3D objects on self-service basis.

Location: Workbench,  Learning Garden & MakerSpace


  • Technology: MEM (Melted Extrusion Modeling)
  • Dimension: 255 x 365 x 385 mm
  • Build Volume: 120 x 120 x 120 mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Software: UP Studio

  • File Format: .STL, .UP3


Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer)


More Information:

FormLabs Form 2

Description: The Formlabs Form 2 is a 3D printer which delivers high resolution 3D parts in small size

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Method: submit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

Location: Laser Cutting Room, MakerSpace, Learning Garden


  • Print Technology: Stereolithography  (SLA)
  • Dimensions: 350 x 330 x 520 mm
  • Build volume: 145 x 145 x 175 mm
  • Layer Resolution: 25-200 microns / 0.025-0.2 mm 
  • Software:  PreForm
  • File Formats: Input: .STL, .OBJ, Output: .FORM


Filament: Methacrylate Photopolymer Resin

Printing Cost: Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$6 per gram

More Information

Formlabs resin color availability

Black, Gray, While, Clear

Ultimaker 3

Description: The Ultimaker 3 is a 3D printer with dual extrusion and water-soluble support materials.

Eligible Users: CUHK students and staff

Reservation Method: submit your 3D print request to the Learning Garden HelpDesk during 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday


  • Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Print head: Dual extrusion print head with an auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores
  • Dual Extrusion Build volume:  197 x 215 x 200 mm
  • Print speed:  30 to 300 m/s
  • Filament diameter:  2.85 mm
  • Software:  Ultimaker Cura
  • File Formats: .STL, .OBJ


Filament: PLA (bio-degradable polymer) ; PVA (supporting materials)

Printing Cost: Basic charge HK$20 + material charge HK$1 per gram

More Information: 

Ultimaker PLA color availability

Black, Silver, White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Magenta