NOTE: 3D printing coming soon! Please check our social media and this page for updates.
What is 3D Printing?
It is the process of taking a digital image and using a 3D printer to build up layers to produce a three dimensional object.
At the main library our available machines and maximum dimensions:
LulzBot Taz 6 – 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11” x 11” x 9.8”)
LulzBot Mini – 152mmx152mmx158mm (6” x 6” x 6.2”)
LulzBot Mini 2 – 160mm x 160mm x 180mm (6.30″ x 6.30″ x 7.09″)
What filament do we use:
2.85mm PLA (Polylactic Acid) – This filament starts out as a starch that is extracted from plants, goes through a fermentation process to create a product that resembles petroleum-based plastic.
Where to find prints:
Thingiverse.com – A site containing objects for 3D printers, CNC machines, and laser cutters.
Cults3d.com – A site for 3D models for 3D printers
You can also visit Tinkercad.com to create your own digital object for printing.
What you need to submit to the library for printing:
To upload, we require an .STL file to print. You will also need your library card number and a valid email address.
Cost for printing:
Free, but with limitations.