The library owns a MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printer for the public to use. The printer’s extruder head heats to over 400° Fahrenheit so users will need to be take a short training session – 20 minutes – before use.
3D printers are additive printers. The printer has a heated extruder (print head) that melts the plastic into a thin stream – 200 microns thin – and layers the plastic from the base up. Our 3D printer can print from any .STL or .OBJ file. Print size is limited to 3.9″ long X 3.9″ wide X 4.9″ high. The library has a variety of filament colors on available but you will need to verify current inventory. Print cost is $0.10 per gram. Most small objects weight less than an 28 grams (one ounce).