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You can download free .stl files from Thingiverse, an online community that creates and shares designs. Additionally, you can create designs with a web-based platform called Tinkercad. You only need an email address to sign up. It's also free to download the Cura software from the Lulzbot website, which will help you estimate how long your print will take. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

1) Go on Thingiverse.com to search for a print

                              OR

2) Go to tinkercad.com, create an account, and start building.

3) Download the print.

4) Fill out the 3D Printing Request form.

5) Select Choose File. 

6) Search downloads folder, select your file (either .zip or .stl)

Guidelines

  • 3D Printing is available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders only.
  • Limit one 3D print per month per library card. 
  • Oversized or very complex files may be downsized to fit print area and/or 2 hour time limit. 
  • If you are unsure of how long your print will take and do not want to resize, please download the free Cura software and upload a print to see. 
  • The Lulzbot Taz 6 has a printer surface area of 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11 in x 11 in x 9.8in). 
  • Large .zip files will be held at the end of queue until time permits.
  • Allow 1-2 weeks for your print to be ready.
  • We cannot accommodate specific color requests. 
  • We have the right to refuse a print for any reason. 
  • We will notify you when your print is ready. Pick up within 14 days at the Adult Services Desk 
  • The library is not responsible for failed 3D prints, but will do our best to troubleshoot any issues.