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Library adds 3D printer

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Shay Joines, Library Public Services Assistant, checks the progress of the 3D model pony she is making with the new 3D printer.

Shay Joines, Library Public Services Assistant, checks the progress of the 3D model pony she is making with the new 3D printer.

Shay Joines, Library Public Services Assistant, checks the progress of the 3D model pony she is making with the new 3D printer.

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The M.P. Baker Library has added a 3D printer for use by faculty, staff and students. The MakerBot Replicator machine is capable of creating a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model.

“Students will not be charged to create items needed for their classes,” said Cristie Ferguson, Librarian.

The charge for personal use is $0.1 per gram for regular colors of filament and $.02 per gram for glow-in-the-dark filament.

Ferguson provided the following instructions for people interested in trying out the printer. The file must be prepared in advance and stored on a flash drive to take to the library.

  1. Download software: https://www.makerbot.com/download-print/
  2. Go to www.thingiverse.com to choose an item.
  3. Open the file using the software you downloaded.
  4. Make adjustments to your file if you want.
  5. Save the file to a flash drive.
  6. Bring the flash drive to the second floor desk in the library.
  7. A library staff member will assist you.

For more information, contact Shay Joines, Library Public Services Assistant, at [email protected]

 

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