Buckham Memorial Library has two 3D printers which print digital designs as 3D objects in a non-toxic 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.
How 3D Printing Works
Create a Digital Design or Find a Design Online
If you would like to create your own design:
Buckham Library suggests TinkerCAD as a beginner-friendly software for creating 3D models. It's a free 3D design software that runs right from your browser. Simply drag and drop shapes to design anything you can imagine. Get started here!
If you need a program that's a little more complex and capable, try Blender (free) or Fusion360 (free for hobbyists).
If you would like to use an existing design:
Thingiverse.com and Printables.com are design sharing sites that catalog thousands of free, user-created, open source 3D designs. Browse through the galleries or search for something specific.
Export or Download the File and Send It to the Library
If using your own design from Tinkercad, EXPORT the design as an .STL file to your computer.
If using a design from Thingiverse or another source, simply DOWNLOAD the .stl file to your computer.
Then, EMAIL the .stl file as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill Out and Submit a Request Form
Finally, fill out and SUBMIT the 3D Printing Request Form found here.