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Hi, I'm Angelica. I'm the Innovation Coordinator at Geneva Public Library. Create unique, customized three-dimensional objects, and bring your designs to life at the Library with our Dremel 3D45 3D printer. Please note that 3D printing is available to GPLD card holders only.

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WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR USING THE 3D PRINTER?

GPLD’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. They may not be used to create weapons or materials that are:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or which pose a threat to the well-being of others
  • Obscene or inapporpriate for the library enviroment
  • In violation of the terms of use of the manufacturer of the 3D printer
  • In violation of another person's property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce objects or materials that are subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection

GPLD reserves all rights to:

  • Review and approve all materials before printing
  • Stop printing or resize requests due to time and printer capabilities
  • Limit the number of print requests

hOW OFTEN CAN I SUBMIT A PRINT JOB?

You may submit one print request at a time per person. This service is only available for our GPLD cardholders.

What colors are available?

PLA Filament is available in a variety of colors but subject to availability. Limited to one color per print.

Colors: 

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Black
  • White

WHAT ARE THE SOFTWARE DEFAULTS THE LIBRARY USES TO PRINT UNLESS THERE ARE SPECIFICATIONS NOTED?

The software defaults we use for all prints unless otherwise specified are:

  • Resolution/Quality: Medium 0.2mm
  • Infill (refers to how solid a piece is): 20%
  • Supports as necessary unless otherwise indicated in the notes. 

How long will it take to print my 3d object?

Please allow at least two weeks for completion. Note that jobs may take longer than two weeks in the event of high 3D printer demand. We will notify you when your object is ready to pick up. 

How much does 3d printing cost?

Each print costs $.10 per gram.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY 3D PRINT?

You may pay for your print online at gpld.org by signing into ‘MY ACCOUNT.’ The fee will be displayed in the ‘Fines’ tab. You may also pay for your print in the Library at a self-checkout station, via the card reader. We do not accept cash at this time.