The library is pleased to offer patrons the ability to submit projects to be printed on the library’s 3D printer. The 3D Printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file. These can be designs you’ve created yourself, or designs you’ve obtained from another source and have permission to use.
RFL patrons can use the form below to submit a request that a project be printed on the library’s 3D printer, a LulzBot Taz 6. Once you submit it, a library staff member will be in touch with you to arrange for you to send us the design file for the project you’d like to print. Once it is determined that the project to be printed does not violate the library’s 3D Printing Policy, your project will go into the queue to be printed. Once it is completed, a staff member will let you know it is available at the library to be picked up.
What file formats can be used with the 3D printer?
The printer can create objects based on designs in the following file format extensions: .obj, .stl and .thing
How large can the project be?
The printer has a print area measuring 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in), with a print volume measuring 19,600 cm3 (1,185 in3) of usable space. Please note that larger print jobs will take longer and will be more expensive to print.
What is the cost to have a project printed?
The charge is 10 cents per gram. Patrons who do not pick up their finished projects within one week will have the cost billed to their library record.