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3D Printing

A Cubicon Single Plus 3D printer has recently arrived at Coffs Harbour’s Harry Bailey Memorial Library branch.

 

Come along to a FREE introductory workshop to meet our new Cubicon single plus 3D printer and learn how you can get 3D printing with us:

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 2.00 - 3.00pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour

Please visit our event page to book tickets.


How does the printing service work?

Customers are expected to hand in a USB with a file in .HFB format and 3D printing form. All public computers at Harry
Bailey Memorial Library have the Cubicreator software available to customers to process their 3D model and save it in G-code format (.HFB) on a USB. A staff member will call customer to discuss cost & collection time.

Access

3D printer is only available to library members. The 3D print service operates as a ‘first come, first served’ and can depend on the size of the waiting list. We may be able to print your design within a day or two, or it could take longer than a week. Completed prints can be collected,once notified, from the library’s front counter.

Cost & Payments

$2.50 per hour (or part there of)

Customers are responsible for the cost associated with errors in the file, incorrect files and breakage of parts due to sufficient strength or mishandling. Fees for failed prints due to hardware failure of the 3D printer can be  refunded as a credit to the customer’s library card only.

What can be printed?

Library members are able to make threedimensional objects in PLA plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. Members can source designs from free creative databases such a Thingiverse and TinkerCAD. 3D models that the members wish to print should be saved in a .STL file type.The .STL file must be then processed using cubicreator software and saved in G-code file format (.HFB) on a USB. 

What assistance with 3D printing should be expected?

Coffs Harbour Libraries do not provide a design service. The design is not the responsibility of staff. The customers must be able to resolve any issues themselves. Staff will print from a ready-made model that is saved by the customer on a USB in G-code format. Staff will give an estimated cost of the job, an estimated time of job completion and discuss a collection time. Same-day printing is not assured. Library is not responsible for fault in the design leading to failure in printing. The print job will be handed over to the client with the brims and supports required in the printing process. Printed objects are to be accepted as is.

Coffs Harbour Libraries reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

Coffs Harbour Libraries 3D printer must be only used for lawful purposes. Customers must not use the 3D printer to create material that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment.
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.