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Thanks to a gift from the Fremont Library Foundation, patrons can design objects to print on our new Lulzbot Mini 3D Printers!
3D printing allows you to create models, functioning prototypes, visual aids, real world products, educational materials, art, and more. Our Lulzbot Minis create prints by building up layers of filament that is pulled from a spool.
Available colors are black, white, red, orange, yellow, blue, green, and purple. If you would like other color options, please consider making a donation to support the printer through our Foundation.
Read the directions? Ready to print? Click the button to submit your file through our online form.
After the print is complete, you can remove any rafts or supports and sand your object with sandpaper (80 grit to 500 grit). Be sure to wear a mask and goggles! You can also prime and paint your model using hobby or acrylic paints in a well-ventilated area.
Lynda.com offers several classes on 3D printing. Use your library card to set up an account and start learning at your own pace.
Find premade files at Thingiverse.com or create your own files using a CAD program:
TinkerCAD is a free, web-based program. It works best in Google Chrome (v. 10 or newer) and Firefox (v. 4 or newer). Find it at tinkercad.com.
SketchUp is a free downloadable design program, available at sketchup.com. You’ll need to download this extension in order to save your work as an .stl file: http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sketchup-stl.