3D Printing

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The Clay County Public Library System is now offering 3D printing for patrons! The 3D printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file. All print requests are handled on a first come, first served basis. If there is high demand, the library will schedule only one print per week per patron. 

Object design

Users of this service must agree to the library’s 3D Printing Policy. The procedures governing the use of the library’s 3D printer are subject to change. Patrons must supply their own design file for printing.

Creating a new design requires knowledge of 3D modeling software products. Many designs are available online from file-sharing sites like thingiverse.com free of charge. Stay tuned for upcoming classes to learn an introduction to a software, TinkerCAD, that will be used to create 3D objects.

Submitting a design for printing

 

Designs must be submitted in an .stl file.

There will be size and print time restrictions placed on jobs. The design must fit on the available 3D printer’s platform at a maximum size of 6” x 6” x 6” and cannot exceed a print time of five hours.

Most print jobs will cost between $1.00 and $3.00 dollars. Printing is charged by the gram of filament used to produce the object. Except in cases of mechanical failure, objects failing to fully print, errors in the print process or other factors not in control of our patron, patrons are expected to pay for completed objects. Patrons may not request a new print at no cost due to dissatisfaction with color, scale, quality, design, or other options pre-selected or controlled by the patron.

Printing Costs

$.05 per gram of object's weight. There is a $1.00 minimum.

$1.00 per step for multi-step designs.

Once requests are received, staff will add the model to the print queue. Charges must be paid at the time of pick up. Refunds are not given.

If the print job requested will not be fulfilled, an email will be sent with a brief explanation. To view print refusal guidelines, please view the 3D Printing Policy.

3D printing jobs

Your Finished Print

A completion email will be sent when the print is complete. 

Please pick up print jobs within 14 days of receiving the completion email. Items not picked up within 14 days become the property of the library. Completed print jobs will be available for pick up at the location selected in the form. Save a copy of your project; all files submitted will be deleted after printing.

3D Printing Locations

Middleburg-Clay Hill Branch

2245 Aster Avenue

Middleburg, Fl 32068

Orange Park Branch

2054 Plainfield Avenue

Orange Park, FL 32073