We offer 3D printing services and classes to provide opportunities to experiment and learn. The 3D printer was donated by the Indian Prairie Public Library Foundationcardexclusive

What is 3D printing?

3D printing is a manufacturing technique used to create a physical object from a 3D digital model. It works by layering multiple layers of melted plastic to build a shape. There are two steps to the 3D printing process. The first is digital design, in which the 3D digital model is created using design software. The second is printing the actual object. Our printer, a MakerBot Replicator 2, melts plastic filament to create paper-thin layers that build professional-quality, high resolution solid objects.

How do I get started?

What can I print?

How do I submit my print request?

What is the cost?


How is 3D printing used?

3D printing is used in a variety of fields, from DIYers with desktop printers to corporations using commercial printers to create prototypes for new products and customized items.

Can I bring my file in to watch it print?

Unfortunately, no. Your print request may not be printed right away. Print requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and objects can take from 20 minutes to 12 hours to print. You will be contacted when your object is available for pick up.