Come in, sit down, and print in 3D. Perhaps you are looking to gain some hands on experience and teach yourself more about 3D printing, or maybe you are looking to put some existing skills to use. The Library provides you access to a 3D printer you can use on your own.
The library also offers a guided 3D printing option where our staff will guide you through the entire process.
Visit the 1st floor Ask Us desk to get started.
The selection of colors is subject to availability. The library frequently has the following colors on hand: white, red, and black.
You can estimate print time using the Makerbot Desktop software: ultimaker.com
You can estimate the weight of your object using the Cura software: ultimaker.com
Library staff will help connect you with the right software so that you can make modifications.
There are lot of freely available software and lessons available online. Here are a few:
Thingiverse - Find and download models other users have created and shared. Some models have the option to customise them so they suit your needs.
Tinkercad - The interactive lessons are perfect for the first time user! This free cloud based 3D modeling software will have you creating your own designs in just a few lessons.
NASA - Take a look at NASA's selection of .stl files you can download and use for printing.
Simplify 3D - A great visual troubleshooting guide that covers all of the most common problems.