3D printing at the library – Bundaberg Now

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An example of objects that have been printed using the 3D printer.

A 3D printing service is available at the Bundaberg Library with some interesting recent creations including a custom vacuum cleaner adapter to perfectly fit window tracks and a smartphone holder that fits into a vehicle center console .

Other items that have been printed include replacement board game pieces, microcomputer cases, and coffee pod holders.

Using the printer is easy, with library staff able to fulfill orders placed through the online form.

The printer has the ability to print reasonably large objects measuring 300mm x 250mm x 200mm and can print with different types of filament.

Printing is simple:

  1. Submit a 3D model file (STL or OBJ) to a branch of the Bundaberg Regional Libraries for verification and assessment of suitability.
  2. One of our staff members will assess the print job and give you a quote for the project.
  3. If cost is accepted, payment is due and must be received before printing begins.
  4. The object will be printed and can be picked up at one of our library branches.
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The 3D printer which is in the regional library of Bundaberg.

You will receive your print “as is” from the printer, which means you may need to break out some support material and clean up small imperfections.

If you don’t know what to print, Thingiverse has an extensive catalog of objects to get you started.

You can submit your object file(s) using the form here, while learning more about the service.

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