What is 3D Printing?
3D printing allows people to create tangible objects from a computer file. With our 3D printers, teens and adults have created dozens of items ranging from fidget spinners to Christmas ornaments.
Why 3D Printing at the Greece Public Library?
The Greece Public Library's mission, "To engage, inspire and inform through community relevant learning opportunities", recognizes the importance of being a center of discovery for technologies, like 3D printing, that impact the way we live in the 21st century.
The library's two 3D printers, the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 3, are located in our Creation Station and are available by appointment only. Both printers are capable of producing quality, high resolution prints. The Ultimaker 3, a "dual extruder" printer, offers the additional option of printing in two colors.
We offer PLA filament in over 30 colors from Colorfabb and Polyalchemy Elixer. The Ultimaker 3 can also print with PVA, a water-soluble material support material. Our 3D printing staff will advise you if your project requires this.
3D Certification - Now Available 24/7!
Before booking the printer, teens (12+) and adults must first complete this 3-step online certification:
- View the video about using our printers
- Take an easy quiz based on the information in the video
- Read the 3D printing Rules and Regulations and fill out the User Agreement
3D Design Classes
Project-based 3D design classes are offered monthly. Registration is required through our online calendar, or by calling the library at (585) 225-8951.
After completing the certification process, download or design your own 3D project. To download free, pre-designed projects, we recommend Thingiverse. Consult our 3D Printer Services brochure for more design and downloading options.
Scheduling the Printer
Those who have completed the orientation session and would like to make an appointment to use the 3D printer, may submit their digital file for review by clicking the button below. Note: only .stl files are accepted.