3D Printing

3D Printing is offered for free at the Riverfront Library, provided you have a Library card.  You can attend one of our 3D Printing classes and create your own key chain OR you can design or download a 3D file and email it to us (3dprinting@ypl.org) or bring it to the 3rd floor reference desk on a flashdrive.  The file should be either a *.stl, *.obj or *.thing file type.  The file will be reviewed to verify it can be printed on one of our 3D printers, and you will be notified when you can pick it up.  The Library reserves the right to refuse print requests.

Designing:  Free 3D design programs are available online, such as tinkercad.com, sketchup.com and autodesk.com.

Downloading:  3D objects can be downloaded from tinkercad.com or thingiverse.com.  

Our printers:  We have two 3D printers:  a Makerbot Replicator 2 (5th gen) and a FlashForge Creator Pro.  Our printers use PLA (polylacticacid) filament, a bio-plastic made from cornstarch and sugar cane.

Colors:  Colors change on a regular basis.  If you have a specific color request for your item, we will do our best to accommodate you. Objects print in one solid color.

3D Printing classes are offered.  Check our Tech Central calendar for dates and times.
For questions regarding 3D printing, contact the 3rd Floor Reference Desk at 914-375-7966.