Buckham Memorial Library has a Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer which prints digital designs as 3D objects in a non-toxic biodegradable plastic called PLA (available in a variety of colors). 3D printing costs $0.10/gram and is available for use by Buckham Memorial Library cardholders. Please read the 3D Printing Policy and Procedures for complete details.
How 3D Printing Works
Create A Digital Design with Open-Source Software
3D design software allows you to construct a 3D model by simply dragging and dropping shapes (programming knowledge not necessary). Buckham Library suggests Tinkercad as an easy software for designing 3D models. Tinkercad is a free online open-source design software. Get started with Tinkercad by visiting http://www.tinkercad.com/
Learn How to Use Tinkercad
Export and Prepare Design for Printing
A design needs to be sliced before it can be 3D printed. Download and install the free slicing software, Cura to your computer.