Self-Serve 3D Printing
Unleash your inner 3D maker by using our MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer yourself! To use our 3D printer, you’ll need:
- A valid FFPLTC card
- To be 14 years of age or older
- To successfully complete our 3D Printer Orientation Workshop
Using a 3D Printer
Once you complete our 3D Printer Orientation Workshop, drop by the FFPLTC to get started using the 3D printer. Reservations are available for up to 3 hours, on a first-come first-served basis.
Download an object from thingiverse.com, or design your own through using a web browser at tinkercad.com. Our printers support both .STL and .OBJ files. Our printers use PLA Filament, which is plastic made from plant based materials, like corn. Patrons can choose from a wide variety of colours.
Printing costs $0.05 per minute. Estimates of print times are generated by MakerBot Print software. Final print times are generated by the 3D printer once the job is complete.
Chosen from our Quick Print list, these 3D objects take less than 30 minutes to print and cost $2.00 each. A Quick Print can be requested by anyone (including those under the age of 14) and does not require the 3D Printing Orientation Workshop. To get a Quick Print, you’ll need to:
- Visit staff at the FFPLTC and pick your object from our Quick Print list.
- Pay for your object at the time of requesting.
- Stay in the library while your object prints.
- Show off your Quick Print to your family and friends!
Quick Print fulfillment is subject to 3D printer availability. Requests will only be taken in person.
3D Printing Workshops
Take our 3D Printing Orientation workshop to learn more about how to print, or take multiple workshops to level up your knowledge! Check the calendar for upcoming workshop dates. Registration is required. If a workshop is full, you can be added to the waitlist and we will contact you if space becomes available. Click here for more details about our 3D Printing workshops.