Digital Commons has 3-D printers, available for public use.
The Library offers classes on the basics -- and more -- of 3-D printing. Digital Commons also has a 3-D scanner available for public use. You can find out more about the 3-D scanner on its page.
What do I need to use the 3-D printer?
A library card, a filled-out form and your object formatted in an .stl file.
Printing costs are $.05 per gram (of object's weight) plus a $1 charge. It will be charged to your library account. (Most prints range from $1-$5.)
What's the process for using the 3-D printer?
After you've filled out a 3-D printing form, you will receive a confirmation email from Digital Commons.
When your object is ready for pickup, you will receive another email. At that time, all files will be deleted from the system. Projects that aren't picked up within 14 days after notification will not be kept.
For more details, check out the 3-D Printing and Scanning Policy.
What is the 3-D printer working on right now?
You can see for yourself by watching our live Ustream below!
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
Have other questions? Contact Us!