3D Printing Policies

  1. The library reserves the right to refuse any print request.
  2. The library does not provide a 3D printing service that allows you to drop off a 3D printable file and pick up the print later. However, we do realize that some 3D prints will take a long time. Once you have started your print, and observed that the first few layers have printed successfully, you can fill out a form to identify your print and pick it up later.
  3. 3D printing is first come, first served. Prints can take a long time and a 3D printer my not be available when you show up. If you have a deadline, plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to print the object.
  4. No weapons or parts of weapons may be printed. No illegal objects of any kind may be printed.
  5. Items that are inappropriate for a work or classroom environment may not be printed.
  6. Items must adhere to copyright restrictions.
  7. Print Failures - We will notify you if your model fails to print successfully. If you come back to try again, we suggest you consult with the maker space staff to determine what went wrong and how to correct it.
  8. You must be "certified" to use our 3D printer on your own. Sign up for a 3D printing certification session before planning a project.
  9. This space is intended for learning and prototyping, not production. Print jobs containing large numbers of identical objects will not be allowed.
  10. 3D filament has a shelf life so spools must be used relatively quickly. We do not change colors upon request.
  11. All 3D printed objects must be picked up within one week. After one week they are the property of the library and may be given away or disposed of.