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Technology at the Library

3D Printing at the Library

3D Print How-To & Guidelines

  • Email to discuss your design and/or submit it to print!
  • All designs must be submitted in an stl file format.
  • Prints are charged at $1.00 per gram. Payment can be made at the time of pickup (at the main circulation desk).
  • The Newton Free Library 3D printer may only be used for lawful purposes in compliance with library policies only.
  • Patrons may not upload, transmit, display, or create content that violates any law, privacy or property right.
  • The Newton Free Library reserves the right to refuse to scan or print any object.

What is a 3D Printer
A 3D printer is a device for making three dimensional models from computer generated designs. Layers of material are laid down in different shapes to form the object. This is know as additive printing. At Newton Free Library we have a Lulzbot Mini printer.

Why It Is Important
Personal manufacturing is having increasingly profound social impacts. By bringing 3D printing and personal manufacturing to Newton, the library hopes to bring with it an understanding of the design and technical skills needed to take full advantage of these  arising opportunities.

Useful Software

3D Printing & Design Tutorials

Sample 3D Models Online