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3D Printing

This Research Guide provides information about 3D Printing resources found in the CCCC Harnett campus library.

Printer and Materials


  • The Ultimaker 3 which prints with both PLA and PVA


  • PLA: Polylactic Acid is a biodegradable plastic material derived from cornstarch. This is the material that the 3D objects are made from.
  • PVA: A water-soluble material used to print the supports. Once the print is complete, these supports can be removed simply by placing the item in water until it has dissolved away leaving your completed 3D object.

Meet 3D-PO [Slides]

Meet 3D-PO [Video]