3D printer

**The 3D printer is currently out of service for routine maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.**

Library members can provide design files for objects to be printed in PLA plastic on the Cubicon Single Plus 3D printer at Coffs Harbour’s Harry Bailey Memorial Library branch.

Using the 3D printer

Step 1.Understand the terms and conditions

Members are responsible for the integrity of their designs and resolving any issues themselves. We are not responsible for faults in the design leading to failure in printing. 

Coffs Harbour Libraries 3D printer must only be 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.

We reserve the right to refuse any 3D print request. 

Step 2.Prepare your file

You can source designs from free creative databases such a Thingiverse and TinkerCAD.

Save your design as a .STL file type on a USB and bring it to the Coffs Harbour branch. Our public computers have the Cubicreator software available to convert your file to the required .HFB  format.  

Step 3.Fill in a request form

Fill in the printing request form below and provide it along with a USB of your design file in .HFB format in person at the Coffs Harbour branch.

We will give you an estimated cost and collection time.  

3D Printing Request Form(PDF, 670KB)

Step 4.Wait times

Wait times 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. 

We will notify you when your completed prints, brims and supports can be collected from the library’s front counter.    

Step 5.Cost and payments

3D printing costs $2.50 per hour (or part there of).

You are responsible for the cost associated with errors in the file, incorrect files and breakage of parts due to mishandling.

We will refund you for prints which fail due to hardware failure of the 3D printer as a credit to your library card.