3D Printing

IMG_4159To schedule a 10 minute 3D printing orientation, please stop by the library, email eglinlibrary@gmail.com or call 882-9308. Printer will be run by library staff but patrons may run the electronic cutter. Walk-ins welcome.

The library is only able to provide free consumable materials on a limited basis for 3D printing. Please supply materials for the Cameo Silhouette and littleBits Electronics (we supply the Kits).

Please read our policies regarding allowable prints. Please allow three to four weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 5 hours of printing per month per patron account.

Patrons must have a library patron account to use the 3D printer.

Step 1:  3D designs may be found online or are to be created by patron. Browse Thingiverse or create your own 3D model to print using a program such as Tinkercad.  

Step 2: Email the library at eglinlibrary@gmail.com the design you want to use so we can okay the print. We recommend you send us the page link to the print you would like or the .STL file.  All 3D printing requests must be submitted as .STL or .OBJ file types. Other file types will be returned and not printed until converted to an approved format. Single color requests can be made. Color requests will be taken into account when printing but may not always be honored.

Step 3: Library staff will run the printer due to heated surfaces. Please allow three to four weeks for prints to be completed.

Equipment:

MakerBot Replicator+
Cameo Silhouette Electronic Cutter
littleBits Kits

3D Printing Websites:

Thingiverse

Makerbot Replicator+

Cameo Silhouette Software

Make Magazine

Tinkercad
3D Hubs (The Upload section is very helpful)

What is 3D Printing?

Makerspace Policy

replicator_module_1Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of filament do the 3D Printers use?
PLA (Polylactic Acid—a bioplastic derived from corn).

Is there a fee to print?
No, not at this time.

Are there limits to what I can print?
Yes, please see our 3D Printing policy. Also, some designs simply won’t work with our printers, and we do restrict prints based on the length of time the item will take to print.  Please visit in person to find out more—print time varies greatly depending on the printer settings and individual design. Please allow three – four weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 5 hours of printing per month per patron account.