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Posted on: September 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 3D Printing

3D PRINTING

Make an Appointment

Fill out the online form to Book-A-Librarian or call the Library at 972-625-1900, ext. 3, to make an appointment with Library staff. Bring a flash drive containing your .STL file to your appointment.

What to Expect

  • Staff will provide a print time estimate and total cost. Time needed to complete a printed object depends on the size and complexity of the item as well as staff availability to run the machine. Typically a print will be completed within 2-3 days.
  • Cost is determined by the weight of the finished project: $0.10/gram; $1 minimum.
  • Users will be notified when the print is complete and ready for pick-up.
  • Objects will be held for pick-up for 7 days at the Reference Desk.
  • Certain designs may not be compatible with our machine.

Online 3D Design Resources

You can create your own 3D designs using the following free and readily available software:

You can also search for and download predesigned 3D object files on Thingiverse.

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