3D Printing

3D Printing Guidelines

This service is available at Davis Library
7501-B Independence Pkwy
972-208-8000
Directions

3D Printing Classes

- Schedule
Methods To Create Design Model
Use 3D design software programs - many are available from the Internet and are free
  • 123D Design
  • Blender
  • FreeCAD
  • OpenSCAD
  • Sculptris
  • Tinkercad
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Use a pre-existing design repository (Thingiverse, YouMagine, My Mini Factory).Look for free designs that have printed successfully many times and are copyright free

Photograph an object with a digital camera and use special software (Autodesk 123D Catch) to create a design

Scan an object with a 3D scanner (Microsoft Kinect, ASUS Xtion, MakerBot Digitizer)

Submit Design Model To Print


Eligibility Requirements
  • Plano resident or resident of a reciprocal city (Allen, Frisco, Garland, McKinney, Richardson, The Colony, Wylie)
  • Plano Library card in good standing
  • Account balance of $25.00 or less

Design Consultation
  • Patron brings design file in .STL on a flash drive to Davis Library and meets with staff
  • Patron gives expected dimensions of design
  • Library returns flash drive after project is done

Printing Price: 20¢ per gram — $1.00 minimum

Patron is notified when 3D print is ready for pickup. 3D print objects are held for 10 days after notification

Technical Specifications


3D print objects must be smaller than 9”x9”x9”

3D print objects are printed in a thermoplastic in a single color chosen by staff with a PolyPrinter 229 printer or a 3D Systems CubePro printer

Design Guidelines


The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request

The 3D printer may only be used for lawful purposes. 3D objects must not be intended for harm

3D objects must not infringe upon any third party’s intellectual property rights

The patron is responsible for object design. Staff will not modify designs submitted for printing. The patron will be notified if the design is unprintable

Printer Friendly 3D Print Guidelines

PolyPrinter 229

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CubePro

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