3D Printing at the Library

3D printing is now available for customers and staff use. We currently have an Ultimaker2 and are in the process acquiring a 3D carver (CNC Mill) for customer use, as well. 

What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a process by which solid 3 dimensional objects are created from a programmed digital model. Users can design an object on the computer, and the printer builds the design into a solid piece or pieces using a plastic filament. 

If you would like to use the Ultimaker2 3D printer, you can either design a project yourself using 3D design tools (we recommend starting with Tinkercad if you aren't familiar with 3D design) or submit an existing file from someplace like Thingiverse. Call the Librarium at 918-549-7349 for more information or to make an appointment.

 

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Hello Phillip,

We supply the filament for the 3D printers, and the fee for printing is based on the weight of the filament used to create the object. The charge is $0.35 per gram, in order to cover the cost of the material. 

At this time, the Librarium (1110 S Denver Ave) has two 3D printers in our Maker Space, and is in the process of adding the carver. The Hardesty Library (8316 E 93rd St) also will be getting a 3D printer in the near future.

In order to use the 3D printers, patrons are required to take an orientation. Our next scheduled orientation is Monday, December 22nd, 1:30pm at the Librarium. 

I hope this helps,

Peter

is there any more information on this service? what is the costs involved? does the user supply their own filament or purchase through you? which library has the printer and carver?

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