Our Services and Prices
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: We have 19 Ultimaker 3D Printers that can be used to turn digital designs into physical objects. Specifications, build area and material options are listed on our Frequently asked questions page. . 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/Staff rates.
Check out the Things We’ve Made
All Other Users
15¢ per gram
25¢ per gram
35¢ per gram
Online 3d Printing : We now have an online 3d printing service as well. More details on our online ordering page.
*Includes departments and alumni
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). If you are interested in learning and designing things yourself, sign up for our workshops.
Read our Design Stories to get an idea of our work.
All Other Users
$15 per hour
$25 per hour
$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
$5 per scan
$10 per scan
$20 per scan
All Other Users
Face Scan and Print Package
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.
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 UIMakerLab@Illinois.edu.