3D Printing

Use the Library's 3D Printer with your library card!

Our Silhouette Alta Plus 3D Printer is perfect for beginners and experts alike. It is an easy to use 3D printer that allows you to build models and custom objects out of PLA filament.

What can I print?

Make custom cookie cutters, boxes, stencils, pendants, game pieces, small toys, and more! Not sure where to start? Browse Printables and Thingiverse for patterns and inspiration.

How much does it cost?

The library will print submitted approved designs in white filament free of charge with a valid library card.

If you are interested in trying different colors, you may purchase 1.75mm PLA filament and bring it with you to print. There is a wide variety of color and specialty filaments to choose from! We recommend Silhouette and Hatchbox brand filament.

Get started

Take your creativity to a whole new dimension! 

  1. Create your design with free software:
    • Software is available at the library to create your design -or- you can download Silhouette Alta Plus 3D or TinkerCad software to design at home. Be sure to check out our TinkerCad tutorial on Niche! 
    • Or download a design from Printables or Thingiverse to use as a base or finished file.
    • Objects cannot be larger than 124 mm x 124 mm x 130 mm (approx. 4.88" x 4.88" x 5.11")
    • Our 3D printer uses 1.75mm PLA filament only
  2. Save design as .STL or .OBJ file.
  3. Email your design file and your library card number to campbell_library@egflibrary.org for approval.
    • Limit of 1 designs per week.
  4. We will email you when your submission is approved and completed.
  5. Pick up your design at the circulation desk. Prints not picked up with in 7 days will be discarded.

Want to dive deeper into 3D printing? Check out All3DP, a great overall resource for all things 3D printing.