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New! File submissions

Now through Google Drive

Please upload all future 3D model files for 3D print requests to our SMS 3D Print Requests Google Drive folder.

To connect to the Google Drive folder for the first time please do the following:

  1. Follow the link: SMS 3D Print Requests

  2. On the Google Drive webpage you will see a blue button on the top right of the screen that says either “Sign in” or “Open in Drive”.

  3. Once logged in (with your Flashline credentials or a general Google account), click the “Open in Drive” button. This will save the folder to your Google Drive account and you will immediately be directed to the folder on your drive.

  4. Locate the model file on your computer, then drag & drop directly into the drive folder.

  5. Once your file appears on this page, you're set! You will now have quicker access to this folder in the future by connecting to it directly from your Google Drive account.

About this guide

photo of a 3D printed globeThanks to a generous sponsorship from the Undergraduate Student Government in May of 2013, University Libraries acquired the Makerbot Replicator 2x, a dual-extrusion 3D printer. The printer is currently being managed by and housed in the Student Multimedia Studio, located on the first floor of the Kent State University Library.

Printing capabilities are open to all currently enrolled KSU students free of charge.

After realizing the increased demand and popularity of the service, University Libraries purchased a second 3D printer and has continued this free service.

This guide contains information on 3D printing at the SMS. In it you will find our printing policies and procedures, along with information such as FAQs, a glossary of terms and links to free 3D modeling software. Follow the left-hand navigation to access the various pages.


If you have any questions about the process or 3D printing in general, check our 3D Printing FAQs page or contact us at 330.672.0221. You are also welcome to visit us in person at the Student Multimedia Studio, located on the first floor of the University Library.