3D Printing is the process of creating a phyiscal object from a three-dimensional model. Our 3D printer does this by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession to build an object.
Step 1: Create a 3D model or object you would like us to print.
Step 2: Save your work in .STL or .OBJ format.
Step 3: Fill out and submit the Submit a Job Form.
Step 4: The Library will print your item.
Step 5: Staff will contact you when your print is ready for pick up.
Unclaimed items will become the property of the Library. GPLD is not responsible for failed 3D prints and will not be liable for functional failure of or injuries or property damage caused by objects or materials made through the use of 3D printers.
There are a variety of software options available that allow for output for the .STL or .OBJ file formats that are used to print from our 3D printer.
Learn how to create 3D objects:
Tinkercad is one of the most popular tools for creating simple 3D designs from scratch or modifying existing designs. It’s a free online program used through a web browser. There is no need to download any software. Tinkercad also includes built-in lessons to help teach new users.
Find a pre-designed 3D object:
Thingiverse is a website dedicated to sharing open source user-created digital design files, including 3D designs which can be downloaded and printed using a 3D printer.