3D Printer

3D "printing" actually refers to the gradual build-up of heated plastic filament in very thin layers—usually just .2 millimeters thick. Filament comes on spools that feed into the 3D printer's extruder, which is similar to the tip of a glue gun. The extruder typically reaches temperatures of 400–550°F to melt the different types of plastic filament. The tiny layers it creates stick together to form a solid object.

  • Build Space: 11 inches by 11 inches by 9.8 inches high
  • Accepted Files: .stl and .obj
  • Cost: $1.00 per use and 5¢ per gram of filament used
  • More printer specifications

Lulzbot Taz 6

Taz 6

Designing in 3D

If you want to give 3D printing a try, you can either start with your own design or use someone else's (as long as it is meant to be shared—Creative Commons). The resources linked below are free to use or offer free options. Create an account of your own to use them.

Where can I find designs to print?Where can I make my own designs?
ThingiverseTinkercad
All3DPBlender (tutorials are available on Lynda.com)
PinshapeSketchUp

Submitting Files (available January 14, 2019)

In Person

  • Bring your file(s) on a flash drive to the front desk of the library or the makerspace during its open hours

Email

  • kplmakerspace@gmail.com
  • Include a link to the file(s) (if using a file-sharing database), or attached file(s) (.stl & .obj file formats) (no larger than 25MB)
  • Include your name (first & last), your library card number, your filament color choice (one color per file, please), and infill specifications (if necessary) (the default infill is 30%)

Follow up

  • An acknowledgment email will be sent in response to your request with a cost estimate and estimated time for completion of the print. 
  • If the cost estimate is accepted with an email reply we will add the model to the printing queue. 
  • You will receive an email when your print is complete and you will have seven (7) days to pick up your project.
  • Jobs are printed in the order they are received and there are many factors that can affect the time it takes to have your job printed. We cannot guarantee any particular time frame. 
Filament Colors

White

White

Silver Metallic

Silver Metallic

Red

Red

Lulzbot Green

Lulzbot Green

Light Blue

Light Blue