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3D printing services are now available to all PGCMLS customers! Printable files may be submitted online and picked up at any PGCMLS branch.

The cost for 3D printing is $1.00 per hour and is calculated once we receive a print request. Once your print request is processed, you will receive an email with the print cost. Once you have confirmed the cost, we can schedule your file for print.

The current wait time is approximately 2 weeks from submission to pickup.

No objects deemed dangerous, illegal or inappropriate will be printed. Prints must adhere to copyright restrictions.

Customers may submit up to 3 prints a month. Only one print request may be submitted at a time. Prints with multiple files must be submitted as separate requests. Print requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis and may be denied at PGCMLS staff’s discretion.

PGCMLS cannot guarantee model quality, stability, or confidentiality of designs. It is recommended that customers analyze print quality through a service such as Microsoft's free 3D repair tool before submitting for print

3D printing through PGCMLS costs $1.00 per hour, rounded to the nearest half hour. Once the print cost is determined, the customer must confirm by phone or email in order to begin the print process. Once confirmed, the customer is responsible for the cost of the print. Payment is due at the time of print receipt and may not be refunded. Print price is subject to change due to material costs

Prints may not be larger than 6in wide x 6in deep x 6in high. Larger prints must be submitted in parts. If a file larger than the maximum size is submitted, PGCMLS staff may contact the customer about resizing the object prior to printing.

PGCMLS will not issue refunds for prints that fail due to design error or customer dissatisfaction with the color, size or quality of prints. Any concerns regarding print or material quality should be addressed using the Online Library contact form.

PGCMLS is not responsible for post-processing of printed objects. Customers are responsible for removing supports if requested. Customers who wish to modify their finished prints further may do so at their own risk.

For questions about or assistance with 3D printing at PGCMLS, contact us using the Online Library contact form.

Download a copy of the PGCMLS 3D Printing Agreement here.

Learn more about 3D printers using the books and electronic resources in our catalog or find an upcoming 3D printing program using the event calendar!

Thingiverse

Thingiverse Vast collection of models and educational resources.

NASA

Nasa 3D Resources A free growing collection of 3D models and textures from NASA.

Smithsonian

Smithsonian X3D Models of artifacts from the Smithsonian collections.

Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an in-browser 3D modeling program and a great all-ages introduction to 3D modeling. Tinkercad is designed to be a learning tool and offers many interactive lessons and tutorials.

Sculptris

Sculptris is a downloadable modeling program designed to imitate the experience of sculpting clay. It is a good choice for creating organic designs and character models.

Blender

Blender is a free and open-source 3D software used for creating 3D printed models and interactive 3D applications. Blender is an advanced tool recommended for those with experience in 3D modeling and digital design programs.

Questions?

Use the Online Library webform for more information