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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

Maximum print size: 8.7 W x 8.7 L x 8 H inches (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

Maximum print size: 9.7 W x 6.4 L x 6.1 H inches (24.6 x 16.3 x 15.15 cm)

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, with a minimum charge of $1.00. If needed, we can contact you with a price when the print file is submitted.

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 10 MB) 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.
  • Preferred size

We will call or email you when your item is ready to be picked up.  Printed items can be picked up and paid for at the circulation desk.

File Types

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

 

What can you make?

Ideas include: coasters, door hangers, stands, hinges, containers, replacement parts, figurines, models, etc.
Browse the websites below for ideas and files.

 

3D Print Related Websites

Thingiverse – Large depository of 3D print files

Ultimaker Software

MakerBot

TinkerCad – Free web based design program

 

While we will do our best with your printing requests, some additional clean-up may be required (example: sanding).

 

Contact Information

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

Carrie Musser, Library Assistant
231-547-2651
Carrie@charlevoixlibrary.org

 

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