3D Printing at the Athens-Clarke County Library

The Digital Media Center has a Lulzbot Mini available for 3D printing. Please read through the following procedures and guidelines for more information. If you have questions, please contact the DMC.

Availability

Using the Lulzbot Mini

The Lulzbot Mini has physical limitations on what it can and cannot print:

Filament

Software

Fees for Use

The Library will charge a fee based on the grams of filament used to create the 3D printed object:

Legal Limitations

The 3D printer may not be used for unlawful purposes including, but not limited to, the following content:

Supervision of the use of the 3D printer by Library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgement, of any intended use of the 3D product, and the Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof. Patrons may use their 3D objects for purposes other than display at their own risk.

Privacy

The 3D Printer is located within public view and the Library cannot guarantee that any particular print will not be seen by members of the public.

Where do I find 3D models?

Thee follow list is of free programs for you to create your own 3D models:

The following sites have downloadable 3D object files for free. Some are from educational institutions, and some are from online communities of hobbyists. Be aware that these objects (especially from hobbyists) vary in quality and/or may be optimized for a different 3D printer and may not print as expected.