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3D Printer

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

2Schedule 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

  • MakerBot Replicator 2

The printer uses PLA plastic filament.
Our 3D printer can only print one color at a time.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017