3D Printing @ The Field Library
What kind of 3D Printer does the Field Library have?
- Makerbot Replicator 2
What's a 3D Printer?
- A printer that creates an actual three dimensional model from a computer file. You can either create the file by using a program on a computer, or download a file from a website. The model is made when the printer, following the file's directions, lays down layer upon layer of plastic (filament) to form the desired shape.
How to print a project
- Library staff will print out your designs & notify you when your jobs are ready to pick up!
- Library Drop-off - Bring your file(s) to the Field Library Reference Desk.
- Email - Email your file(s) to email@example.com with printing details (color, contact info, etc.). The library will email you back with a price quote & ask you to confirm before
- The printer prints using PLA (Polylactic Acid) filament: a bio-plastic made from cornstarch and sugar cane.
Type & Size of Files
- File types: .stl .obj .thing
- Size: 25 MB or smaller
- Max Dimensions: 11.2 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H inch
- $0.15 per gram
- Price previews are available before printing.
- Contact the Field Library at 914-737-0010 for today's available colors.
What can I print?
- Your imagination is the limit but please no violating copyright or patent law. (Note: The library is not liable for these infractions)
- Free modeling tools are available online including Tinkercad.com, Sketchup.com, & Autodesk123D.com.
- Library staff may help you get started using 3D modelling program or searching for a model online.
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