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3d Printing Request

Overview

The Woodridge Public Library’s Makerbot Replicator Plus three dimensional printer makes objects in plastic layer by layer according to a 3D design file. Common objects created with a 3D printer include figurines, jewelry, key chains and chess pieces. The Woodridge Public Library’s 3D Printing service is available to any patron with a library card in good standing that is registered with our library.

3D Printing Policy (will be linked)

Getting Started

Find a free ready-to-print 3D design from Thingiverse or create your own design at Tinkercad.

Submitting a Print Request

  • Files must be in .STL or .OBJ format.
  • Submit through online form or E-mail?
  • Staff will contact you with an estimated cost and give you a general timeline for completion. We cannot make any deadline guarantees.
  • There is a maximum print time of 10 hours.
  • There is a maximum object size of 11 x 7 x 6 inches.
  • Objects will only be printed in a single color. Prints must use library owned filament. You may specify a color preference. Filament is available in (list colors). Specific color requests may delay printing depending upon filament availability.
  • Files will be printed as is. The Library is not responsible for failed prints and patrons will not be charged for unsuccessful prints.
  • There is a print cost of $.10 per gram, with a minimum of $1.00 for each item.

Once printed, we will contact you with the final cost and where to pick up your item. That final cost is added as a fee to your library card. You can pay that fee at the checkout desk on the first floor when picking up your print job. If a 3D printed object is not picked up after 14 days, it becomes the Library’s property. Patrons are responsible for paying for print jobs they submit and do not pick up.

Only one print request per card will be accepted and printed at a time. Your print job must be picked up before submitting another print request.

Submissions will be prepared by Library staff for printing and will be reviewed for printability and appropriateness. All 3D printing will be performed by a Woodridge Public Library staff member. Patrons may not operate the 3D printer.

Please allow 1- 2 weeks for your file to be printed. The Library cannot guarantee that a print job will be ready on a specific day. You will be notified when your object is available for pickup via the contact information provided.

Additional Guidelines

The Library’s 3D printer may be used only for safe and lawful purposes. The Library reserves the right to refuse to print any object at staff’s discretion. Patrons will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create weapons or materials that are:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or that pose a threat to the well-being of others
  • Likely to fail or print incorrectly or likely to cause damage to the 3D printer
  • Obscene or inappropriate for the Library environment
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights, e.g. the printers will not be used to produce objects which violate copyright, patent, or trademark protection


The Library reserves the right to:

  • Refuse any request
  • Stop the project due to time or equipment capabilities

3D Print Job Submission

File must be in .STL or .OBJ format.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: obj stl.
In case first color pick isn't available.
Print cost is 10 cents per gram, with a minimum cost of $1.00 for each item.