Library users of all ages can turn their digital files into jewelry, toys, household gadgets and other three-dimensional objects for free thanks to a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Note: This is a popular program so schedule your print session as early as possible.
Using the 3D Printer
- Available during regular Library hours.
- Only one print per person can be scheduled at a time.
- Only objects that take less than four hours will be printed.
- You must be present during printing.
- Printing weapons is prohibited.
What Steps Do I Need to Take to Print?
1. Design your object
Library personnel can assist you with these applications, which are easy to use and work with the Library's 3D printer:
- SketchUp Make - Free download, or available for use on the computers in the Library's Patent and Trademark Research area
- Tinkercad - Free online browser-based application
- Thingiverse - Free objects collection
2. Schedule your print session
3. Submit Your Design
Convert your file to the .stl format
- If using Tinkercad, export file in the .stl format when downloading
- If using SketchUp, you will need to download this plugin
4. Email your .stl file to the Library
5. Come in and print your object.
3D Printer Type
The printer uses PLA plastic filament.
Our 3D printer can only print one color at a time.