3D Prints are limited to 50 grams per print and currently, the library is only able to schedule 1 print per day.
3D printing is available for students, faculty, and staff, with priority given to student use.
All prints will be printed with supports. This adds extra material underneath suspended areas of the print job which increases stability while printing. They can easily be removed by hand or with an X-acto knife.
Users are responsible for their designs and the successes of their prints. If specific instructions are not given, the library will print the object as submitted. It is recommended that students use MakerBot Print, a software designed to format files for use with our printer. Please see the software tab for more information.
Only designated library staff will have hands-on access to the 3D printer and prints will only be scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Items printed from the library 3D printer and not picked up within 30 days after being printed become the property of Reed Library. Items must be picked up by the individual who requested them.
*Please note: If you would like to continue to use the 3D printer in Spring 2019, you will have to attend a MakerBot Print Workshop. Check the software section for more information.*
Specifically, the library's 3D printer may not be used to create materials that are:
You will need to submit your updated .stl file, .obj file, or .print file through our 3D Printing Request Form. A .print file is preferred, as this allows you to format the print specifically as you want before submitting it to us. For more information see the software tab.
Designated library staff will look over the file to see if there are any obvious problems that need to be addressed. Please refer to our Helpful Hints Before You Print section to make sure your design is printer-friendly before you submit your file.
You will receive an email when your job is completed, and you can pick it up from Reed Library at your convenience. You will need to present your FredCard to collect your print job.
3D printing is the process of creating a physical object from a digital model. This is typically done through the use of a 3D printer which lays down many thin layers of material.
3D printing is useful to anyone and can be used to create low-volume custom prototypes. For example, models for class projects, testing design ideas, creating visual aids, creating components to incorporate into larger-scale models. These ideas can be applied to many fields of study, from the sciences to the arts. The possibilities are endless, limited only to the size of the printer and your imagination.
Featured Filament Color:
Daniel A. Reed Library • The State University of New York at Fredonia • 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063 • 716-673-3184 • Fax: 716-673-3185 • email@example.com