3D Printing

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.

Cost for printing:
Free, but with limitations.

Click here to review the 3d Printing Policy

To submit a file for printing, email the following information to 3ddedham@minlib.net:
Email subject: 3D Print Request Name Email Address Library Card Number Short description of the object Attach the .STL file Please note, all items will be printed with grey filament unless a 2.85mm PLA filament spool is provided by the requestor. Printed supports will be left on the object. We will email the patron when the item is ready for pickup.

If you have any questions on our library technology, makerspace technology, or 3D printing please email Ms. Megan Charter at mcharter@minlib.net.
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