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3D PRINTING SERVICE

3D PRINT REQUEST FORM

Attach your STL file, and we’ll add your request to our 3D print queue! When your print is ready, it will be mailed to you. Don't worry about the cost: it's free.

3D PRINTER GUIDELINES

  1. One request at a time per person.
  2. The item must print in under five hours.
  3. Color requests cannot be accommodated at this time.
  4. The item must fit within a 5.8 x 5.8 x 6.6 inch area.
  5. When your 3D Print is ready, it will be mailed to you, free of charge.
  6. Arapahoe Libraries cannot print any items protected by copyright. For more information, please read the Acceptable Use of Technology Policy.

FEELING CREATIVE?

Design your own 3D prints using these recommended websites.

CookieCAD is a site where you can easily upload a black and white image to turn into a cookie cutter! You can download the STL file for free (after a sign-in process) and submit it via the form on this page for free printing.

Tinkercad is a great tool for beginners and experts alike. Create a free account to build a 3D design in this browser-based 3D solid modeling tool. Chrome and Firefox browsers work best.

Blender is a free open-source program that you can download for modeling, animating and editing anything in 3D.

FEELING CURIOUS?

WHAT'S A 3D PRINTER?

A 3D printer is a machine that creates a physical object based on digital renderings by "printing" layers upon layers with filament. Every Arapahoe Library has a Lulzbot Mini 2 3D printer to give you the chance to interact and learn about them and other emerging technologies.

WHY DOES THE LIBRARY HAVE A 3D PRINTER?

We invest in emerging technologies to give you the chance to interact and learn about them in an environment that is objective and free of a sales pitch. Read our Technology Mission Statement for the whole story.

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