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3D Printing 

Create your own beautiful designs using the 3D printer at the l​ibrary.

What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process. This means it works by building an object layer by layer. There are lots of different types of 3D printers that work in a variety of materials, from human tissue to chocolate. The most popular ones use plastic or resin. At Caldwell Public Library, our Prusa MK3 printers use plastic - usually PLA (Polylactic Acid). When we print in plastic it's a lot like drawing with a hot glue gun. The printer melts the plastic and extrudes it through a small nozzle, building it layer by layer. 

How do I print something at the library?

We have a few different ways for you to 3D print something at the library:

Need help getting started?

Download our 3D Printing Guide to discover tips, tricks, and resources.

 

Questions? Email infolibrary@cityofcaldwell.org or call 208-614-5132.

View our 3D printing policy