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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.

GET STARTED WITH 3D PRINTING

what is 3d printing?:

3D Printing is the process of creating a phyiscal object from a three-dimensional model. Our 3D printer does this by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession to build an object.

   

The Library owns the Dremel 3D45 3D printer. The maximum size of 3D objects is 10" x 6" x 6.7". Prints will be printed using PLA filament. PLA filament is available in red, orange, green, blue purple, pink, gold, silver, black, and white.

how our process works:

Step 1: Create a 3D model or object you would like us to print.

Step 2: Save your work in .STL or .OBJ format.

Step 3: Fill out and submit the Submit a Job Form.

Step 4: The Library will print your item.

Step 5: Staff will contact you when your print is ready for pick up.

Unclaimed items will become the property of the Library. GPLD is not responsible for failed 3D prints and will not be liable for functional failure of or injuries or property damage caused by objects or materials made through the use of 3D printers.

how do i create a 3d model?: 

There are a variety of software options available that allow for output for the .STL or .OBJ file formats that are used to print from our 3D printer. 

Learn how to create 3D objects:

Tinkercad

Tinkercad is one of the most popular tools for creating simple 3D designs from scratch or modifying existing designs. It's a free online program used through a web browser. There is no need to download any software. Tinkercad also includes built-in lessons to help teach new users.

Find a pre-designed 3D object:

Thingiverse

Thingiverse is a website dedicated to sharing open source user-created digital design files, including 3D designs which can be downloaded and printed using a 3D printer.

Other 3D Design Software:

SUBMIT A JOB