The Makery

3D Printers


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What is it?

With MakerBot 3D printers, users can design and create real items, including prototypes. These 3D printers lay down material, layer by layer until the full design is rendered.

What can I make?

Patrons have created necklaces, favorite movie characters, pencil holders, hair accessories, tiny dragons, and more.

  • find ideas and download models for free that can be submitted to print
  • – create your own designs or modify an existing design

Library staff will then review the request and print the items. Patrons will be notified when their print job has finished. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print that does not comply with policy, size, or time restrictions. If a 3D print is not picked up after 30 days, it becomes the Library’s property and a charge will be put on the patron’s library card. Printing designs are not guaranteed to come out as intended and can be affected by any number of variables. The Library does not refund printing fees for completed items which do not come out as intended. To see full Makery equipment usage and rules, see the Makerspace Policy.

What does the Makery provide?

  • MakerBot Replicator+ printer
    • 8 hour limit per print, 16 hour limit per week
  • PLA Filament. See the Makery Price List for more information.
  • The Makery will not print with filament provided by the patron.

What do I need?

  • A 3D file submitted through our 3D Print Form.
    • Files should be in .stl or .obj format


Tips & Tricks

  • The standard settings used for 3D prints are 10% Infill with 0.2mm Layer Height and 2 Shells. Please specify under “Additional Info” if your print requires different settings. Note: Adjusting these setting will increase print time.
  • Blender and Sculptris are available in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab for 3D designing.
  • LinkedIn Learning helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals through online video tutorials and trainings on demand.
  • Library books about 3D printing
  • Shapeways is a 3D printing service that can print in more materials and process larger requests than the Makery can.


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