3D Printers

We have three 3-D Printers. We have a variety of filaments and colors for your needs. We do not accept print jobs via email or online, you must come into the library, and we will show you how to print your .STL file.   

What is 3D Printing?
3D Printing is the process of creating three-dimensional objects from a digital file. Objects are printed on a specialized printer using a heating element to melt plastic filament and lay down the many tiny layers of the 3D object.



Getting Started

1. Bring in your file or find a file you want to print from Thingiverse.com or another source. The file needs to be in STL format.

2. Upload the .STL file to the KISSlicer program on our computer. This program takes the object and creates a .gcode that maps out how the 3D printer should print it for you.

3. Save the sliced image as a .gcode. This is the file format the printer will be able to read.

4. Upload the .gcode file into PolyPronter program, and then hit print when available.  

5. Depending on the object's size, it can take anywhere from 1-6 hours, with larger jobs taking longer.  

If all three printers are busy, we have a queue log where you can add your name and contact information, and a staff member will load your 3D print when a printer becomes available.