The Okotoks Public library is proud to offer our new 3D printing service to the public!
We can accept and print the following file formats: .stl, .obj, .dae, .amf
The cost to have something 3D printed is $0.10 per gram, plus a $5.00 setup fee. Once you have submitted your file, we will use our software to determine the cost. Payment must be made prior to having your object printed via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that for some objects, extra support material will need to be printed to prevent it from collapsing or sagging. This extra material will be included in the cost. You will be responsible for the removal of this support material; the Okotoks Public Library will not assume responsibility for any damage or injuries caused by the removal of the support material.
What kind of 3D printer do we have?
We have an Ultimaker 2+, which prints using PLA material at the following settings:
Nozzle Size: 0.4 mm
Infill Percentage: 20%
Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Our 3D printer is able to print in one colour at a time only – however, you may paint on your printed model if you wish.
Where do I find objects to print?
You can find a large variety of objects to print at Thingiverse.com! Please note that Thingiverse is not affiliated with the Okotoks Public Library – the objects found there are submitted by users.
If you would like to try designing your own object, we suggest using Tinkercad. This program is a free and easy-to-learn 3D modelling tool.
How do I submit a request to 3D print an object?
“Please use this form to submit your request! We will contact you with a quote for the cost of your object within 3-4 business days. Please keep an eye on your Junk/Spam email folder for our reply. Once your object has been approved and paid for, we will begin printing it as promptly as we are able to; however, we are unable to guarantee a completion date for your object, as printing jobs may need to be prioritized based on printing time and staff availability.”