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3-D Printer


3D Printing Quick Facts at the Schaumburg Township District Library

Printer Model and specifications:

  • Makerbot Replicator 5th generation
  • 100 micron layer resolution
  • Glass build plate
  • Blue painters tape on build plate for keeping model stable during printing
  • G code (x, y, z coordinates) generated from slicer software Makerbot Desktop

Type of Printing:

  • Fused deposition Modeling
  • .STL Files Supported
  • Exports to .makerbot file

PLA (polylactic acid) Filament Colors Available:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Black
  • White
  • Cool Gray
  • Warm Gray

Interested in printing 3D objects?

Certain Stipulations Apply:

  • Print Time cannot exceed Five hours
  • Base Price = $1.00 + weight of object in grams ($.10 per gram)
  • Patrons must pay for print upon pick up. Failure to pay for a print will result in being barred from the 3D printer for One month.
  • Allow one week to receive finished models
  • Staff reviews all 3D printing projects before a project is approved.
  • The Library reserves the right to deny and 3D printing requests.
  • The Library will not print any model that can be considered a weapon or cause bodily harm or injury.
  • The Library will not reproduce anything that is subject to copyright law.
  • The Library is not responsible for failed prints or if a print breaks after the project is completed. Files will be printed as is. If specific dimensions are required please provide them with the file you send.