We have 2 MakerBot Replicator 2 printers available to print jobs submitted by library members. Our printer uses PLA Filament. A variety of colours is available to choose from. If you are new to 3D printing, here is an overview.
What to Print?
Thingiverse has a large catalogue of objects to help you get started.
Alternatively, we have the following program installed at Logan Hyperdome library if you are interested in designing your own objects.
How to Print?
You will receive your print as is from the printer, and you may be required to do some clean up. This usually includes removal of rafts, which are additional pieces printed to stabilise the print job as it is being constructed by the printer. In general a flat knife to remove rafts and a small file or scissors for any imperfections is required. Useful references:
- Post processing of 3D polymer prints
- Finishing and post-processing your 3D printed objects
- Support material
- Removing support raft (example)
Payment must be received prior to a print job being submitted. You can use credit on your library card or pay in person at the Logan Hyperdome library. Refunds will not be given for printing defects.