|To create a 3D print, you can download a pre-made file from a website that makes printing as easy as picking a project from a catalog.||Alternatively, you can use modeling software to create your own designs. The following websites offer pre-made files and free modeling software:|
Export your object as a .3mf, .stl, .stp, .step, .amf, or .obj file. If you need help, just ask!
*Please note that our printer, Bambu Lab X1-Carbon 3D, can print up to 256 x 256 x 256mm (10 in x 10 in x 10in) and has a maximum print time of 8 hours.
To submit your file for printing, email IdeaLab@whitelakelibrary.org and attach your 3D design file in .3mf, .stl, .stp, .step, .amf, or .obj format. Only one file may be submitted at a time.
After submitting your file for printing, the staff will review it and send you the cost. We will print your file once you reply that your fine has been paid.
Please note that the cost is $0.10 per gram (our software calculates the amount of filament used) with a minimum of $1.00. Payment will be collected before the printout is made.
The price includes rafts/brims/supports and failed prints due to design errors. The Library reserves the right to decline to print any item that does not fit our guidelines. See below for more information.
Files will be printed as submitted, and staff will not change a design after receiving it. If changes are necessary, we will notify you and may recommend simple changes.
Once your print is complete (please allow 1 - 2 weeks), you will be notified by phone or email when it can be picked up at the Adult Information Desk.
The Library retains the right to refuse any print request for any reason. The Library’s 3D printer may only be used for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create material that is: