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3D Printing

Our 3D Printers

The library has two different 3D printers available for public use: an Ultimaker 2 and a MakerBot Replicator 2x.

Ultimaker 2

Build Volume: 22.3 x 22.3 x 20.5 cm

One print nozzle

Prints PLA Plastic

Colors: silver, red, white, blue, and black

 

MakerBot Replicator 2x

Dual nozzles can print in two different colors

Prints ABS plastic

Colors: red, white, yellow, blue, and black

Dissolvable filament is also available to use for supports

How to Print

 

Price

10¢ per gram. Most prints are less than $1.00.

Limitations

The library reserves the right to refuse any print or to stop a print in progress.

Submitting a Print

Small to medium files (up to 10mb) can be sent to the printer email: cpl3dprinter@gmail.com. Larger files can be dropped off at the library on a flash drive or SD card to be printed.

When sending or dropping off a file, please include:

  • Name, phone number, and email
  • Color preferred
  • Preferred printer if applicable. If no preferred print it will be printed on the first available.

We will call or email you when your item is ready to be picked up.

File Types

Please send all 3D print files in an .stl file format. 

 

3D Print Related Websites

Thingiverse – Large depository of 3D print files

Ultimaker Software

MakerBot

TinkerCad – Free web based design program

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the 3D printer please contact: 

Talia Hofacker
Adult Services Supervisor
231-237-7340
talia@charlevoixlibrary.org

 

The 3-D printers were made available by a grant from the Leo S. Guthman Fund.