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3D printing

3D printers melt and extrude plastic to create physical 3D models from digital files layer-by-layer. Available at Main Library.

3D printing is only available after going through our orientations:

  • 3D Printing Orientation Part 1: 3D Design – learn about the basics of 3D printing and how to create your own design!
  • 3D Printing Orientation Part 2: Printing Designs – Learn about our specific 3D printers and the software you use to send a print!

Search and sign up for orientations through our event calendar.

Printers

  • Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer – 155mm wide x 255mm long x 170mm high bed size
  • SeeMeCNC RostockMAX v.4 Delta 3D Printer – 430mm wide x 410mm long x 910mm high bed size
  • MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer – 199mm wide x 254mm long x 150mm high bed size

Pricing

$0.25 / gram

Tutorials

Dremel 3D printer

3DPrinterOS software

Policy

Durham County Library is committed to bridging the digital divide and making technologies like 3D printing available to our community. Durham County Library 3D printers cannot be used to do the following:

  1. Create items that are not allowed by local, state or federal law.
  2. Create items that are in violation of Durham County and Durham County Library policies
  3. Create items that are unsafe, harmful, or pose a threat to others
  4. Create items that are obscene, vulgar, or inappropriate
  5. Create items that are in violation of intellectual property rights.

3D prints will be reviewed by Durham County Library staff prior to print, and the Library reserves the right to refuse any print file submitted. Durham County Library assumes no responsibility for faulty prints that are a result of incorrectly constructed 3D print files by the customer. Durham County Library staff will print the file as submitted. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure the file for their 3D object fits within the Durham County Library 3D printer size specifications.

The Durham County Library cannot assure privacy or security of 3D prints, and assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, that may occur from the use of a 3D printed object.

See our full Technology Policy >