Buckham Memorial Library has a Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer which prints digital designs as 3D objects in a non-toxic biodegradable plastic called PLA (available in a variety of colors). 3D printing costs $0.10/gram and is available for use by Buckham Memorial Library cardholders. Please read the 3D Printing Policy and Procedures for complete details.
3D design software allows you to construct a 3D model by simply dragging and dropping shapes (programming knowledge not necessary). Buckham Library suggests Tinkercad as an easy software for designing 3D models. Tinkercad is a free online open-source design software. Get started with Tinkercad by visiting http://www.tinkercad.com/
When slicing your design be sure to use the following settings in Cura:
Designs should be saved in the .stl file format.
IMPORTANT: Instead of saving your file to a removable drive (SD card) as directed in the Cura video, please save the .stl file of your design to your computer.