Digital Commons offers a 3-D scanner to create electronic files of physical objects. Those files can then be modified and used to print out a similar object with a 3-D printer, such as those offered in Digital Commons.
What do I need to use the 3-D scanner?
A library card, a filled-out form (you can download the PDF or Word version of the form) and the object you want scanned.
Scanning costs are $5 an object. It will be charged to your library account.
What's the process for using the 3-D scanner?
- Fill out one form per item in person at the Digital Commons. Or fill out the form (PDF or Word) at home and bring in to Digital Commons.
- When you hand in your form and item, staff will give you a receipt.
- Staff will scan your object, and email you your scanned object, as an .stl and an .obj file. You will be charged $5 to your library account. Scanning times vary, depending on customer demand and staffing.
- You have 14 days to retrieve your scanned item; you must present a valid picture ID when picking up your item.