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3D Printing

A guide for PPLD's 3D printers

General Information

  • 3D printers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at all makerspace locations. There is no time limit on how long you may have a machine checked out, but it must be turned off and checked in by the end of Open Hours - make sure to check the print time before you start; ask staff for assistance with this if you don't know how.
  • PPLD provides a variety of filament types and colors for use with our 3D printers. Patrons are not allowed to bring outside filament for use with PPLD machines. 
  • Cost:
    • 5 cents per gram for regular filament (PLA / ABS)
    • 10 cents per gram for premium filament (magnetic iron PLA / conductive PLA)
  • Completed prints must be weighed by staff and related costs are charged to patrons' library cards.
  • The 3D printers require a "badge" to use them. One 3D printing badge covers all printers at all of the locations.  See the Badging section in the menu on the left for more information.
  • To use the makerspaces, you must sign and submit a completed Adult Makerspace User Agreement or Minor Makerspace User Agreement (links below). You can request one at any makerspace desk, or print one out and bring it to a makerspace staff member.

Check out this 3D printer example: The Lulzbot Rocktopus!