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3D Printing

Rocky River Public Library is pleased to offer 3D printing to the public. Our Lulzbot 3D Printer is a machine that prints 3-dimensional objects using PLA filament. Please submit your STL files to with your library card number and color preference. At this time, only trained RRPL staff are able to directly handle the 3D printer.

Please only submit one project for printing at a time. RRPL staff will evaluate the project upon submission to make sure it follows our policy, has no obvious indications that it will fail during printing, and discuss any concerns needed.

We are unable to troubleshoot problematic files or give instructions on creating files at this time. However, online learning resources, such as LinkedIn Learning for Libraries, can be used to offer instruction for files for 3D printing. Other useful resources include Thingiverse where you can browse already created designs or Tinkercad where you can create or edit designs.

RRPL staff will weigh your final print and add the bill ($0.05/gram) to your library account. You can pay this bill online or in person at the circulation desk with cash or a credit card. All projects can be picked up in the Public Computer Room. The project must be picked up with your library card or valid ID within one week of printing. Parents and guardians of minors may pick up projects for those under their care.

Quick Reference

File types accepted: STL

Software used: Cura

Cost: $0.05/gram

Maximum size accepted: 160 mm x 160 mm x 180 mm

Bill: Added to your library account, payable online or at the circulation desk via cash or credit card

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View the 3D Printing Policy [PDF]

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