Bringing the NIH 3D Print Exchange and 3D Printing to El Paso's Health Care

The Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso Libraries will bring 3D printing and knowledge of how to use the NIH 3D Print Exchange to the health workers, medical students, Hispanics, and doctors in Western Texas. This will be done by purchasing two 3D printers, demonstrating how to access and download files from the NIH 3D print exchange, printing files found on the NIH print exchange, demonstrating how 3D prints can aid in medical education, demonstrate the benefits of 3D printing to the medical profession, checking-out the printers to medical professionals to print files, and allowing the printers to be used on-site by the 125 for health-related printing. To promote and advertise the existence of these printers the librarians will do on-campus demonstrations, will promote the printers on the libraries' website, will demonstrate the printers to as many local health fairs as possible, and will print items for exhibits in the greater El Paso area.

Project Details

Organization Name

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso - Montes-Gallo Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
September 19, 2016
End Date
April 30, 2017
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Educator, College & Post-grad
General Public
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Hispanics/Latin Americans