3D printing services are organized through the library’s Tech Tutor, Greg Young. If you’d like to learn how to use the printer and make models contact Greg, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the library at 613-256-1037 to register for a tutoring session.
Our Prusa I3 MK3S is available for printing small-scale 3D printing projects.
Note for Summer 2021: the library offers 3D printing STEM camps for ages 8+ Seed details here and check back often.
General use of the 3D printers is limited to patrons ages 13+
Mandatory 3D Printer Training is required before using the machine, and all users must follow our 3D Printing Policy.
Please note that use of the 3D printer requires a design file to be saved to an SD card. The SD Card must be smaller than 32GB and formatted in FAT32. The Prusas are able to print from both .stl files and G code.
You may design a 3D model at home, or find a ready-made design online, and save it to your own SD card to bring with you, or use one of the sample print jobs on the SD card we have provided.
Only MMPL-provided filament may be used in the 3D printers to prevent damage to the machine. Use if the printer cost $4 per hour.
1. View the Original Prusa i3 MK3 Guide for a New User.
2. Read our 3D Printing Policy.
3. Carefully review this web page.
4. Contact email@example.com to request our 3D printing orientation session. Once you have completed your session you will be authorized to use the 3D printer.
5. Once successfully completed, a code will be added to your library account indicating that you are approved to use the 3D printer. You may then arrange an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost & Time
The charge for 3D prints is calculated by weight. Use this tool to get an estimate of print weight and time from your model GCode. Printing cost 10 cents per gram of filament used. Please ad 15 minutes to your estimated print time for print prep and post print removal and cleaning.
The Prusa 3D Printer
Recommended YouTube channels
Free 3D Models
Free 3d Modeling Software
Free PhotoGrammetry Software (3D models from pictures)
Meshroom *requires NVidia GPU
3D Model Error Correction
Automatically fix common errors in models for 3D printing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What material does the printer work with?
Our printers “print” (extrude) PLA plastic, a corn-based product. We usually have several colours of this plastic available.
What is the maximum size of object I can print at the library?
The object or part thereof must fit within the confines of the build area in the printer, with a maximum build volume of 25X21X21 cm (9.84″X8.3″X8.3″), and the object must be printed within your appointment time.
Read our official library 3D Printing Policy.