Sorry, we are not accepting any 3D printing requests at this time
Libraries have always been the great equalizer for information and computer access, and having a 3D printer available opens 3D technology to all ages and skill sets. 3D printing also supports people developing knowledge and skills in STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), allowing community members to create, design and innovate in new and inspiring ways.
The Library currently has one Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer, located in the 2nd floor computer lab at the Old Town Library. The DigiLab can print objects up to 10" x 6" x 6.7" in a variety of single colors.
The Library uses plant-based, recyclable PLA plastic (#7). PLA does not contain BPA and is not heat resistant. Objects created on the 3D printer are not food safe.
3D printing is available for all ages and open to the public. You do not need a library card to submit a 3D print or to watch items being printed on the 3D printer. However, only trained library staff will handle the 3D printer and associated equipment.
3D printing cost is $0.10 per gram of filament used. Total cost is based on the estimate given by the printing software program (plus tax). Printing charges are collected at pickup. Most 3D print items cost $5 or less. When filling out a submission form, customers can select a maximum amount.
Print times vary based on size, complexity, and the number of 3D prints waiting to be processed. Typically, 3D prints take between 5-14 days to be completed. For a current timeline estimate, please contact 3DPrinting@poudrelibraries.org
Poudre River Public Library District
Old Town Library
201 Peterson Street
Fort Collins CO 80524