Albert Wisner Public Library strives to introduce to the community new and emerging technologies, both to inspire creativity and learning and to provide access. The Library's 3D printer is now available for library patrons to have three-dimensional objects printed for a small fee, using a design uploaded from a digital computer file.
This policy establishes guiding principles for the public's use of the Library’s 3D printer. If you would like to have an item printed on the Library's 3D printer, please review these guidelines and procedures to familiarize yourself with our process and to download the project submission form. Please either print the form and bring it to the Library, or email it as an attachment to: war3D@rcls.org. The cost for printing is $2.00 per hour of printing.
Recommended online software programs for designing your own item(s) are: Blender, Autodesk123D and Tinkercad. To find existing 3D designs to print, we recommend exploring Thingiverse. We also have a collection of materials about 3D printing. The Library hopes to offer introductory classes 3D printing classes in the future; please check back on this web page periodically, and follow the Library's printed and e-newsletters for details.
The Library's MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer is made possible by a generous gift to the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation by Donna Applegate and Jonah Mandelbaum.