Our Services and Price list 

The MakerLab is open to students, faculty, campus units, area businesses, and all members of the Champaign-Urbana community. We provide the following services. If you have any specific needs, custom workshop requests, lab rentals, please do not hesitate to contact us.


3D Printing: The MakerLab is equipped with 19 Ultimaker 3D Printers that can be used to turn digital designs into physical objects. Material costs ($2 minimum) are paid by credit cards. There will be a 20% surcharge for all prints setup and managed by our Guru’s. Dual color or special filement prints have a 50% surcharge on base prices. Payments made with campus accounts require a minimum billing of $10, and will be charged at Illinois Faculty/Departments/Alumni rates.

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User                                                                                       Cost

Illinois Students                                                                   15¢ per gram

Illinois Faculty/Departments/Alumni                                     25¢ per gram

All Other Users                                                                     35¢ per gram

Online 3d Printing : We now have an online 3d printing service as well. More details on our online ordering page.


3D Design & Prototyping: If you need turnkey design services, our MakerLab Gurus are experts in 3D design and prototyping and are available to turn ideas into 3D designs and then into product prototypes. These services are available at the following rates (30 minute minimum + 30 minute increments + material costs)

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Illinois Students                                                                  $15 per hour

Illinois Faculty/Staff                                                          $25 per hour

All Other Users                                                                    $50 per hour


3D Scanning: The MakerLab has the capability to scan a wide variety of objects, ranging from something as small as a dime to objects as large as a loaf of bread. This service is available at the following rates. Printing and design charges (if any) are extra, as described above. Head scans and prints are only available as separate packages.

Object Scan Rates
Illinois Students                                                                 $5 per scan

Illinois Faculty/Staff                                                         $10 per scan

All Other Users                                                                   $20 per scan


Face Scan and Print Package

Three Inch Scan and Print                                                                 $15

Five Inch Scan and Print                                                                    $25


Reserving MakerLab for a Private Session: In addition to our scheduled activities, the MakerLab may be reserved for private class sessions (up to 21 students at a time). These sessions can cover a variety of topics including 3D printing, 3D design, 3D scanning, product prototyping, and many others. Drop us a line at


Our Printing Policies

Illinois MakerLab’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. Individuals who choose to use any of Illinois MakerLab’s services will not create materials (digital or physical) that are:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or pose a potential threat to the well-being of others
  • Obscene, inappropriate, or offensive in a public university environment
  • In violation of another individual’s intellectual property rights (i.e., reproducing copyrighted, patented, or trademark protected materials)

The Illinois MakerLab reserves the right to refuse the printing of materials. If you have questions concerning the nature of something you would like to create in the lab, please contact us at