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3D Printing

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Library provides a 3D Printing service available to the community. We have a Flashforge Guider IIS Printer. Thousands of free downloadable 3D designs can be found at Thingiverse which is a 3D design community for discovering, printing, and sharing 3D models. See the great 3D models created by Thingiverse super users – and share your own!

You must have a current Mid North Coast Library Service library card and printing costs $1 per hour of print time, advised at time of submission. Printed items can be collected from the Tech Desk at Port Macquarie Library. 

How to print

Select an object from the Thingiverse.com and we will print it!

  • Go to the Thingiverse website at thingiverse.com
  • Browse Thingiverse to find an object to print
  • Select ‘download file’ or ‘download all files’
  • Open zip file to find required .stl file.
  • Fill out the form below with your details and attach your file!

Please note, you may select a preferred filament colour for your print but availability may vary.

All files will be printed with industry-standard PLA filament unless specified. We offer several fun alternatives but they are limited to certain constraints and will have a longer print time. Your estimate will notify you whether your file is appropriate for the filament type. A display of all our filament types can be viewed in the Port Macquarie Library.

Alternative Filaments include:
PETG – Water resistant plastic
ASA – Extra strong plastic, good for outdoor use
eFlex – Flexible filament, cannot print with supports
Bamboo – Wood-feel, cannot print with supports
eSilk – PLA with a shiny effect
Rainbow eSilk – For extra-large files only
Matte – PLA with a matte finish
Marble – PLA with a marble effect

Our maximum print size is 28 x 25 x 30cm (11 x 9.8 x 11.8 inches). 

Once you have submitted your form we will contact you by email with an estimate of the price. As soon as your print is ready, we will email you with details for collection and payment.

We’ve printed prototypes, phone holders, fidget spinners, spaghetti measurers, drone parts, and much more!

Request for 3D printing

Please note: You may experience problems submitting the following form using older versions of Internet Explorer. We recommend the latest versions of Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome web browsers for best perfomance.

Please note that while we make every effort to match the colours you have requested, these are subject to availability and a suitable replacement may be used if not available.

Please upload files in .stl format. If the correct file type is not provided we will not be able to process and complete your order. Multiple file upload is supported, however files collectively cannot be more than 5MB in total size.

 

This facility was made possible by a Library Development Grant from the State Library of NSW.

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