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3D Printing in HCC Libraries: Home

On Site HCC Campus Resources

Central 

 One Button Studio 

  • Located in the library 
  • Contact the circulation desk 713-718-6133 
  • Can be reserved through this link: https://hccs.libwizard.com/f/1button; when not reserved, first come first served 
  • Students must bring a flash drive, preferable a FAT32 flash drive with at least 3G of space. Flash drives may be checked out at the circulation desk. 
  • Available during library hours 

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: All PC's & 32 Mac's in the open lab located in 300.8 have Photoshop, Lightroom & Premiere installed

3D Printer in the library 

  • Contact is Rumela Bose
  • Students must meet with a library staff member to discuss their 3D object. Students must prepare the file and library staff  will preview, approve the design, and start the print job. 3D printing consultation appointments can be made here: https://hccs.libwizard.com/f/3dprint
  • Printing is currently free and current HCC students are entitled to submit print requests.  3D print jobs for class assignments can not run over 8 hours or weigh over 100 grams. Students can print 1 personal item but the item must not take longer than 15 minutes - 1hour to print and has to be under 10 grams.
  • Ultimaker (3 printers) 
  • Overnight print jobs are not allowed at Central library. If you have an overnight print job, please refer to the IDEAStudio at the West Houston Institute.
  • Students must pick up item within 14 days.
  • https://library.hccs.edu/makercentral

3D printer in J.B. Whiteley Building 

  • Contact is Ruben.DuranLynden.Marshall and Matthew Gonzalez 
  • Ultimakers (2 printers) Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing 
  • Printing is currently free 
  • Students should contact the managers for availability; reservations will be accommodated when possible.  
  • Students should stay during printing, but arrangements can be made 
  • Overnight jobs are allowed 
  • Printing is available by reservation between- 9:30 and 5 p.m. 

South 

One Button Studio: n/a 

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: 1 computer located in the ERC

3D Printer in the library: n/a  

3D printer in Workforce Building 

  • Contact is Darrel.Bruines and Lynden.Marshall  
  • Ultimaker (1 printer) 
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing 
  • Printing is currently free 
  • Students should contact the managers for availability; reservations will be accommodated when possible.
  • Students should stay during printing, but arrangements can be made 
  • Overnight jobs are allowed 
  • Printing is available by reservation between 9:30 and 3 p.m.

Coleman College 

3D printer in Coleman Tower #375 

  • Contact is Christoper.Reyes, Yorn.Pech, Blanca.Tristan and Marcus.Winters  
  • Ultimakers (1 printer) 
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing 
  • Printing is currently free 
  • Students should contact the managers for availability; reservations will be accommodated when possible.  
  • Students should stay during printing, but arrangements can be made 
  • Overnight jobs are allowed 
  • Printing is available by reservation between 9:00 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday

 

Northeast

One Button Studio

  • Located in the library
  • Contact William.Beckett (Todd) for more information

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: n/a

3D Printer in the library

  • Contact is William.Beckett (Todd) for more information

3D printer in CIL Lab

  • Contact is Brenda.Quintanilla
  • Ultimakers (1)
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing
  • Printing is available during hours of operation:
    • Tuesday and Wednesday 8 to Noon
  • Currently free for the first two prints. Students should consider purchasing and bringing their own roles of filament if they anticipate printing several objects. Contact the XLLab prior to purchase to ensure the correct kind.
  • To request a print, students must complete a print request form in the XRLab.
  • Students should allow 72 hours to complete the print; depending on reservations and schedules, time can vary
  • Print job is limited to four hours or longer. If it will take longer, please speak to the XRLab associate
  • Last print job may begin 30 min prior to closing and may be left to print over night
  • Students are not required to stay during the job, but will need to leave a copy of the file and make arrangements regarding pickup with the XRLab Associate
  • Students should note that 3D printing is not without flaws. On occasion the printer will become clogged or get stuck. If this happens, the student should expect that the print will need to be re-started, delaying the print time. Students will be contacted by the lab assistant anytime a print is halted to discuss how to proceed with the print.

Acres Homes, North Forest and the Automotive Technology Training Center

Currently do not have any of the resources cataloged in this document

 

Northline

One Button Studio: n/a

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: n/a

3D Printer in the library

  • Contact is Justine.Randle
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing
  • Printing is currently free but must be for class assignments
  • Printing is limited to 8 hours and 100 grams of filament
  • Library personnel will use Cura requirements to ensure compliance and approve the project
  • Ultimaker (1 printer)
  • Prints are executed by library staff during library hours
  • Overnight prints are allowed
  • Students should contact the library regarding the project prior to coming to print; librarian will check guidelines, restrictions, requirements for print and the turn around time for the job.
  • Jobs are to be submitted on a portable flash drive which may not be returned to the student

3D printer in CIL Lab

  • Contact is Brenda.Quintanilla
  • Ultimakers (3)
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing
  • Printing is available during hours of operation:
    • Monday to Thursday 8:30 to 5:00
  • Currently free for the first two prints. Students should consider purchasing and bringing their own roles of filament if they anticipate printing several objects. Contact the XLLab prior to purchase to ensure the correct kind.
  • To request a print, students must complete a print request form in the XRLab.
  • Students should allow 72 hours to complete the print; depending on reservations and schedules, time can vary
  • Print job is limited to four hours or longer. If it will take longer, please speak to the XRLab associate
  • Last print job may begin 30 min prior to closing and may be left to print over night
  • Students are not required to stay during the job, but will need to leave a copy of the file and make arrangements regarding pickup with the XRLab Associate
  • Students should note that 3D printing is not without flaws. On occasion the printer will become clogged or get stuck. If this happens, the student should expect that the print will need to be re-started, delaying the print time. Students will be contacted by the lab assistant anytime a print is halted to discuss how to proceed with the print.

 

 

Alief-Hayes

Adobe Creative Campus Applications

  • loaded on all the computers in the West Houston Institute and in the Alief-Hayes labs and libraries
  • access to the full suite of Adobe while on campus.
  • need a flash drive to save the assets

3D Printer in Alief-Hayes Library

  • Contact is Treva.Anderson or Jennifer.Crispin
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing
  • Ultimaker  (1 printer)
  • Requests for use should be directed to contacts above and arrangements are currently case-by-case
  • https://library.hccs.edu/AH3DPrinting

West Houston Institute – Alief Hayes

One Button Studio

  • Located at the West Houston Institute Learning Commons
  • Contact Alexandra.Almestica
  • Can be reserved; when not reserved, first come first served
  • Students must bring flash drive
  • During Regular Learning Commons Hours:
    • Monday to Thursday 8 to 5
    • Friday 8 to 4

Adobe Creative Campus Applications

  • loaded on all the computers in the West Houston Institute and in the Alief-Hayes labs and libraries
  • access to the full suite of Adobe while on campus.
  • need a flash drive to save the assets

3D Printer

  • Students must complete IDEAStudio orientation for the space and orientation to 3D printing
  • Located in the IDEAStudio
  • Contact is Israel.Garza1
  • Technical assistance is available; full time staff can help with the process
  • Students must supply all materials;
  • Printers available on first come first serve basis
  • Ultimakers and PRUSSAs
  • Open 10-4 M-F; closed weekends
  • https://www.hccs.edu/programs/west-houston-institute/ideastudio/

3D printer in CIC Lab

  • Contact is Sandra.Lebron
  • Will be coming online in Fall 2019

Katy

One Button Studio n/a

Adobe Creative Campus Applications

  • loaded on all the computers labs and libraries
  • access to the full suite of Adobe while on campus.
  • need a flash drive to save the assets

3D Printer in the library

  • Library owns a printer; expected online in Fall 2019

3D printer in CIC Lab

  • Contact is Sandra.Lebron
  • Will be Ultimakers (3 – two S3s and one S5)
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Printing is currently free for small jobs for school projects only
  • Printer is available: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Overnight prints are allowed
  • First come first serve for use of printer
  • Students do not have to stay during print; may return to pick up later

Spring Branch

One Button Studio

  • Located in the library
  • Contact Brandon.Hodge
  • Can be reserved; when not reserved, first come first served
  • Students must bring flash drive
  • Available during library hours; students should begin finishing 30 minutes prior to library closing 

Adobe Creative Campus Applications

  • loaded on all the computers labs and libraries
  • access to the full suite of Adobe while on campus.
  • need a flash drive to save the assets

3D Printer in the library

  • Contact is Sandra.farmer2 and Brandon.Hodge
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing
  • Printing is currently free
  • Ultimaker (1 printer)
  • Printer is available during library hours and job must be complete prior to the library closing
  • No overnight prints
  • Student does not have to remain in library during print

Alief-Bissonet

Currently does not have any of the resources cataloged in this document.

Felix Fraga 

One Button Studio: n/a 

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: n/a 

3D Printer in the library: n/a 

3D printer in CIL Lab 

  • Contact is Brenda.Quintanilla 
  • Ultimakers (1)  
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing 
  • Printing is available during hours of operation:  
    • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 to 2:00 
    • Thursday 8:00 to 10:00  
  • Currently free for the first two prints. Students should consider purchasing and bringing their own roles of filament if they anticipate printing several objects. Contact the XLLab prior to purchase to ensure the correct kind. 
  • To request a print, students must complete a print request form in the XRLab. 
  • Students should allow 72 hours to complete the print; depending on reservations and schedules, time can vary 
  • Print job is limited to four hours or longer. If it will take longer, please speak to the XRLab associate 
  • Last print job may begin 30 min prior to closing and may be left to print over night 
  • Students are not required to stay during the job, but will need to leave a copy of the file and make arrangements regarding pickup with the XRLab Associate 
  • Students should note that 3D printing is not without flaws. On occasion the printer will become clogged or get stuck. If this happens, the student should expect that the print will need to be re-started, delaying the print time. Students will be contacted by the lab assistant anytime a print is halted to discuss how to proceed with the print.  

Eastside 

One Button Studio: n/a 

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: n/a 

3D Printer in the library 

  • Library currently owns one, but it is not in use yet.  
  • Contact is Michael.Mitchell  

3D printer in CIL Lab 

  • Contact is Brenda.Quintanilla 
  • Ultimakers (3)  
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing 
  • Printing is available during hours of operation:  
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8:00 to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Currently free for the first two prints. Students should consider purchasing and bringing their own roles of filament if they anticipate printing several objects. Contact the XLLab prior to purchase to ensure the correct kind. 
  • To request a print, students must complete a print request form in the XRLab. 
  • Students should allow 72 hours to complete the print; depending on reservations and schedules, time can vary 
  • Print job is limited to four hours or longer. If it will take longer, please speak to the XRLab associate 
  • Last print job may begin 30 min prior to closing and may be left to print over night 
  • Students are not required to stay during the job, but will need to leave a copy of the file and make arrangements regarding pickup with the XRLab Associate 
  • Students should note that 3D printing is not without flaws. On occasion the printer will become clogged or get stuck. If this happens, the student should expect that the print will need to be re-started, delaying the print time. Students will be contacted by the lab assistant anytime a print is halted to discuss how to proceed with the print.

Stafford

One Button Studio: n/a

Adobe Creative Campus Applications: n/a

3D Printer in the library

  • Contact is Alexa.Azzopardi
  • Printing is currently free
  • Ultimaker (1 printer)
  • Printer is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 4:30
  • Prints are limited to 6 to 8 hours; accommodations may be made for longer print jobs

Fabrication and Innovation Lab at the Workforce Building

  • Contact is Roland.Fields
  • Or call: 713-718-6792
  • 3D printers available  -- Industrial and standard; variety
  • Hours: Monday 8:00 to 3:00
    • Tuesday to Thursday 8:00 to 6:00
    • Friday 10 to 6
    • Saturday 10 to 4
    • Sunday 10 to 4
  • Students must prepare the file and will have some assistance with printing
  • Printing is available on a first come first serve basis but students can be bumped for those with a tighter deadline
  • Overnight Printing is allowed
  • Students do not have to remain with the print job.

Westloop

One Button Studio

  • working on making a space in the library
  • Contact Juanna.Shin 

Adobe Creative Campus Applications

  • loaded on all some of the computers in the computer labs and libraries – ask at desk
  • access to the full suite of Adobe while on campus.
  • need a flash drive to save the assets

3D Printer in the library

  • Library currently owns one, but it is not in use yet.
  • Contact is Juanna.Shin

Gulfton, Brays Oaks and Missouri City

Currently do not have any of the resources cataloged in this document

About 3D Printing Appointments

You can schedule an appointment to meet with a library staff member to discuss your 3D printing project.  A staff member will  preview the file in Ultimaker Cura, and follow-up with you to evaluate the digital object, resources, estimate a time completion and discuss file formats. 

Check with your favorite HCC library about hours and availability of the printer. You can find hours and contact information on our Locations and Hours page.

Make a 3D Printing Appointment

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