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Gallery of Printed Work

Guidelines

  • The design must be submitted in .stl file format.
  • The maximum size of the 3D print object is 10” x 6” x 6.7”.
  • Objects will only be printed in a single color. You may specify a color preference. Filament is available in black, blue, gold, green, orange, purple, red, silver, white, and white translucent. Specific color requests may delay printing depending on filament availability.
  • Only one print request per card will be accepted and printed at a time.
  • Submissions will be prepared by Library staff for printing and will be reviewed for printability and appropriateness.
  • Completion time for print jobs will vary depending on the object design and demand for the printer. The Library cannot guarantee that a print job will be ready on a specific day.
  • You will be notified when your object is available for pick up via the contact information provided.
  • Printed items must be picked up within two weeks from the date of the first notice. Items not picked up become property of the Library.
  • The 3D printer can be used only for lawful purposes. The printer cannot be used to create weapons or materials that are:
    • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others
    • Inappropriate for the Library environment
    • In violation of intellectual property rights including copyrights, patent or trademark protection
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
  • The Library is not responsible for failed 3D prints.
  • The Library is not liable for functional failure, property damage, or injuries caused by objects or materials made using the 3D printer.
  • The Library strongly recommends that 3D printers not be used to make things that could prove harmful, or that would result in significant cost to the user if they fail.

Getting started

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • Cost: $.10 per gram. Item will be charged to your Library card
  • Fees are added at the time of print completion
  • Print delivery: Please allow at least two weeks for completion. Note that jobs may take longer than two weeks in the event of high 3D printer demand.
  • Print time limit: Maximum of 8 hour total print time
  • The maximum size of the 3D print object is 10″ x 6″ x 6.7″ or 25.4cm x 15.24cm x 17.02cm.
  • The default infill is 20%. Adjustments to infill may be requested in the notes section of the request form.
  • Save your work as a .STL or .OBJ format to submit for printing

Your Order

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

FAQ

WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?:

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.

HOW OUR PROCESS WORKS:

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.

 

HOW DO I CREATE A 3D MODEL?: 

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

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

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.

Design resources