Or 3D Printing Service Operator?

Most librarians and library technicians would not have expected 5 years ago that they would be running a 3D printing service bureau. However, 3D printing has become a key resource and service for patrons of public and university libraries.

Just as you have to rely on laser printers and copiers, your 3D printer has to be able to deliver printed parts for students & patrons on schedule and within budget.

Previously, your choice for 3D printing hardware was limited to either:

  • Expensive industrial 3D printers which few organizations could afford
  • Inexpensive consumer printers which lacked the speed, printable area and are prone to breaking down with little assistance to get back up and running.

You now have another choice.

The Best Library 3D Printer

The Fusion3 F400, affordable, high-performance 3D printer. At only $4499 USD, the F400 has all the features you need, the durability and reliability, and is safe to use in a public space.

Stamps School of Design,
University of Michigan

Fusion3 F400: Best Library 3D Printer For University, School and Public Libraries

Complete More Jobs With One Printer

The F400’s proprietary motion system enables printing of high-quality objects at superfast speeds (up to 250mm/s) while maintaining outstanding print quality. The large print bed and Simplify3D software allow you combine multiple projects into one print. Students & patrons will spend less time waiting and more time designing, testing and using their finished parts.

More Uptime, Less Maintenance

Fusion3’s 3D printers are much more durable and reliable than consumer printers in its price range. Every F400 undergoes extensive calibration and reliability testing ensuring the best performance right out of the box (no assembly required). The F400’s all-metal print head uses a hardened steel nozzle, which enables you to run the widest range of materials, including materials with highly abrasive fillers including carbon fiber, fiberglass, and wood. Your Fusion3 3D printer comes with an industry-leading 2-year warranty (others provide 6-month to 1-year warranties) that even covers the printhead (unlike most consumer printers). If you ever have an issue, Fusion3 provides FREE technical support for the life of the printer and our factory support representatives are available from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Friday (Eastern) to help diagnose and resolve your issue.

Safe for Public Spaces

Unlike open-frame consumer printers, the F400’s enclosed print area and door with large windows ensure an exciting visual experience in library & educational environments while protecting against contact with high-temperature surfaces & sensitive electronics. The F400 is quiet (36db with door closed) and even includes optional HEPA / Carbon air filters to reduce smell and potentially hazardous emissions for spaces lacking adequate ventilation.

Commerical Quality, Affordable Price

The F400 provides high-performance 3D printing for libraries that lack the budget for an expensive, industrial printer. Fusion3’s does not sell proprietary 3D filament, instead of allowing the library customer the ability to choose to purchase from a wide variety of suppliers, encouraging lower prices through competition. Qualified educational institutions receive a 5% discount on your printer purchase and volume discounts are available for all customers (orders 4 or more in a single order).

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To learn more about Fusion3 3D printers, to get specific pricing for your needs and to see if your organization qualifies for an educational discount, please complete the form below.



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“For a service that we are making available to all of our students and campus community, uptime is really important, and we knew Fusion3’s support and service was crucial to that.”

Adam Rodgers
Emerging Technology Services Librarian
NC State University

“We purchased the Fusion3 3D printers based upon the recommendation from other academic libraries and because their specifications met our needs. We liked the build quality of their printers and have been very pleased with the level of support provided.”

Sara Gonzalez
Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Visualization Librarian
University of Florida

“Based on the speed, build volume and print quality, one Fusion3 3D printer could easily do the job of three or four standard desktop printers.”

Scott Grunewald,


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Interested in a live demo?

Each week we host live, interactive webinars to demonstrate the operation and capabilities of our F400-S 3D Printers.

Thank you! Please look for an invitation with dates and times for you to select from.