Luzlbot Mini 2

Design Creation

A file is obtained from a 3D Printing Object repository, such as, http://www.thingiverse.com/ or by creating a design using computer assisted design (CAD) software. We recommend starting with https://tinkercad.com, because it’s browser-based and you don’t need to install anything. All files for using the 3D printer need to be in .stl format

When you have a file, fill out the form below to request a reservation. Patrons who are unfamiliar with how to use a 3D Printer will need to sign up for a Tech Help session to learn how.

Background

In keeping with our efforts to offer the community opportunities to learn about new and emerging technologies, the Wilmington Memorial Library has a 3D printer available with the following guidelines for its use.

The library’s 3D printer is a “Lulzbot” model that can make simple three dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital file.

The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

There is no charge for printing at this time. However, there may be a charge for printing more complex objects that take longer than two hours. An object that will take more than 2 hours to print needs to be preapproved by the Technology Librarian.

Reservations

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