3D Printing

3D printing is a form of technology that uses a digital model to build a physical object by adding material layer by layer.

The WonderLab has two reservable Prusa i3 MK3s 3D printers. The Prusa i3 MK3s printers have a maximum print space of 9.84" × 8.3" × 8.3". You must complete required training to use these printers, including watching this video:

 

Download Free 3D Print Files

To print, you will need a 3D model in a .stl file format. If you are looking for ideas or free files to download, check out the following sites: 

Discover even more about 3D printing.

Create Your Own 3D Print Files

Interested in learning more about how to design a 3D print file? 

Tinkercad is a free browser-based software with a great collection of tutorials to get started.
Fusion 360 is available for hobbyists free of charge. Check out Udemy, a free library resource with hundreds of classes, including an introduction to Fusion 360. 

Learn More About 3D Printing

Download PrusaSlicer for free and learn more about how to slice your files using the software. 
Get inspired with creative 3D printing. 

Cost

The WonderLab provides PLA filament in a variety of colors for customers to use free of charge. There is no cost to use the equipment. All you need is a valid library card in good standing. 

Reservations 

Making a reservation is recommended to ensure your time on the machine. Visit our reservations page and scroll to the bottom.

Print times will vary depending on the size and settings of the object printed. Reservations are limited to two per week for up to four hours. For longer print jobs (up to 11 hours) request a 3D print job. These print jobs will be processed in the order they are received. All 3D prints should be picked up within two weeks of completion. Any prints not picked up within two weeks may be recycled.

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