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3-D Printing @ the Library

Thanks to an anonymous donation, we are now able to provide 3D printing services.

Bring your ideas and creations to life! 

What is 3D printing?

3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional object from a digital computer file. The printer receives the information from the digital file and then builds the object layer by layer using a thermoplastic material, known as filament.

How it works: 

  • Bring in or email us your design on a USB in .STL format.
  • A staff member will review the file and schedule for printing.
  • Pay for your print.
  • Pick up your print.

Printing

Interested in 3D printing? You can design your own 3D object or download a
pre-existing one:

Design your own 3D model

Download a Design

FAQ’s

Q: How much does it cost to print a 3D object?
It costs $2 an hour per job.

Q: How long will it take?
We will give you an estimate on the time it will take to print your job, and we will notify you when it’s ready to be picked up (usually within a week).

Q: How do I print something?
Submit your design via email at 3dprinting@guilfordfreelibrary.org with the Thingiverse link to your item or attach your file as a .STL file. Include your preferred settings such as infill percentage, layer height, and color. 

For more information, click here to download our 3D printing brochure.