Where do I find objects to print?
If you want to use objects that have already been designed, you can go to thingiverse.com and search using keywords. Once you've found what you want, download the files and send them to us at .
Can I design my own objects?
Yes! We encourage you to sit down at our design station (by the Circulation Desk) and use the computer. We recommend Tinkercad for beginners. We will help you get started.
What is the material you print with made of?
We print only with PLA, which is a vegetable-based material that is derived from cornstarch. It is fully biodegradable and non-toxic.
How much does it cost to print an item?
The only thing you pay for is the PLA filament you use. We charge $1.00 per hour of print time. A typical print can take four (4) or five (5) hours ($4 or $5).
Who operates the printer?
Library staff will input your design into the printer and see that it runs correctly. At this time, patrons can watch the process, but not operate the equipment.
How long will it take for me to receive my prints?
Generally, prints are ready within one week.
How large can my print be?
Our printer can produce objects up to 11 x 11 x 15 inches. However, your print time must be less than 12 hours so that we can accomplish the print during normal library business hours. Because of this, certain objects will not fall into the range of acceptability.
Is there anything you will not print?
We will not print objects that are prohibited by law (weapons, etc.)
How can I learn more about this?
Feel free to call Chris Glaser - (631) 427-5165 x283 - during normal library hours, or send an email with questions to .