3D Printing Services at Wood Library
Wood Library is excited to announce that there are 3D printing services available to library patrons. The library currently uses a FlashForge Creator Max Printer. Please read the information below about how to create, and submit a print for the library!
Find a free ready-to-print 3D design from Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory, or from a free design program like Tinkercad. (Note: Downloads from Thingiverse are a .zip file, to upload the file for printing you will have to copy/paste it into another folder.)
Interested in learning how to create your own 3D designs? Start by using the lessons on Tinkercad.
Submitting a Print Request
Format: Files must be .stl, or .obj
Cost: Patrons are charged $1 plus $.10 per gram per print submitted
Color: Objects will only be printed in a single color. Prints must use library-owned PLA filament.
Policy: All submissions must follow the 3D Printing Policy. All 3D printing will be performed by a Wood Library staff member. Patrons may not operate the 3D printer.
Submit a Ready-Print Item
What is a ready-print item?
These are items that you can simply select from our submission form, select a print color, and submit! No file uploads needed.
Cost: Are listed right on the print so you know how much they will be!
The Library’s 3D printer may be used only for safe and lawful purposes. The Library reserves the right to refuse to print any object at staff’s discretion. Patrons will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create weapons or materials that are:
- Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or that pose a threat to the well-being of others
- Likely to fail or print incorrectly or likely to cause damage to the 3D printer
- Obscene or inappropriate for the Library environment
- In violation of another’s intellectual property rights, e.g. the printers will not be used to produce objects which violate copyright, patent, or trademark protection
When your print is ready for pickup
You will receive an email notifying you that your print is ready for pickup. Please note that prints can take up to 3 weeks for pickup and will be kept for 2 weeks.