UNSW Making

3D Printing Helpdesk

Need some help figuring out the best way to bring your design to life? Confused by all of the 3D printing options? Just want to chat about printing in general? Drop one of our friendly Makerspace staff a message with any of your 3D printing questions or concerns!

*For students studying DESN1000*

Please email making@unsw.edu.au with any questions or concerns

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With over five years’ experience in the Additive Manufacturing field, Gabo can give you some advice on what technologies and materials to use when it comes to 3d printing your projects! Reach out to him if you have questions about:

  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Continuous Fibre Fabrication (CFF)
  • Vat Photopolymerisation (SLA)
  • Metal Fused Filament Fabrication (MFFF)
Chat to Gabo
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(Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture Queries)

With a background in Industrial Design and experience working with a range of 3D printing technologies, Madi can help with:

  • Materials for 3D Printing
  • Printing in flexible filaments such as TPU and TPE
  • 3D printing on FDM, SLA and SLS printers
  • Creating models from printing in Rhino, Grasshopper, SolidWorks and Fusion 360
  • Architectural model making
Chat to Madi
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After volunteering in the MCIC Makerspaces during his Mechatronics Degree, Robin joined the Engineering Makerspace in 2018. Robin can give you general makerspace advice on pretty much anything! Reach out if you have questions on:

  • A bit of this
  • A bit of that
  • Not welding though...
  • Nor the CNC...
Chat to Robin

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


What's the difference between the Digital Fabrication Badge and the Advanced 3D Printing Badge?

The digital fabrication badge has been set up for students studying courses in the School of Built Environment to give them access to the Dig Fab Lab which is part of the Design Futures Lab. Other students and staff from outside of the school are more than welcome to complete this badge but will need to contact the Design Futures Lab staff to book into one of the training sessions manually.

The Comprehensive 3D printing badge has been set up for students who wish to delve deeper into the world of FDM 3D printing.

Do I need to have a badge to 3D print?

No! All UNSW students and staff are welcome to send a print through our online 3D Printing Hub service. Simply upload your file here to get started.

How much does it cost to have something 3D Printed?

A full list of our pricing can be found here

How quickly can I get something printed?

We endeavour to print files as soon as they come through our system. During certain times of the year, demand for our printers can be quite high so there may be a delay. If you are unsure what the current demand is like and are working to a dealine, send us a message and we can see how we can help!