Caltech Library Techlab

The Caltech Library Techlab provides members of the Caltech community hands-on access to innovative rapid prototyping technologies to support the Institute's research and educational mission.

When the Techlab is open for use, students, faculty, postdocs, and staff can register for open access to our 3D printing equipment. We provide new user training and materials needed to create prototypes of 3D models. Previous experience with the equipment is not required.


Techlab services during COVID-19Starting Tuesday, July 6th, the Techlab will move forward to the next stage of reopening and offer limited in-person 3D printing services at our new location at the first floor of Millikan building.

While we complete the process for in-person services in line with the Caltech Library and Institution's safety protocols, we continue to offer our mediated 3D printing service.

Current students, faculty, postdocs, and staff can submit their 3D model as an STL file using this form and staff will print the model on their behalf to be picked up in SFL.

For more information on our mediated printing service, including policies and restrictions, click here.

At this time, the following services are unavailable until further notice:

• 3D printer checkout
• Personal print project requests


Updated: June 28, 2021