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3D Printing

Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

3D printers are often the first thing people think of when they hear “makerspace.” 3D printing can be used to make anything from fun figurines and knick-knacks for personal use, to rapid prototypes for engineers and architects.

Features

Our makerspace features one Ultimaker 2+, which is a single-extrusion printer with a heated glass build plate. The available build volume is 223 x 223 x 305 mm (8.8 x 8.8 x 12 inches).

However, be aware that 3D printing is NOT a quick process: a 2″ robot figurine takes almost an hour to print!

What You’ll Need

You can either create your own 3D object using free products like TinkerCAD, SketchUp, or Blender; or you can find a pre-made file from someplace like Thingiverse.

Cost

Only library-provided filaments may be used in the printer.

PLA filament $0.10 per gram
PLA glow-in-the-dark filament $0.25 per gram

Objects are weighed at the end of the print. These prices include:

  • Rafts/brims/supports
  • Failed prints due to design error
  • Prints that do not complete before a reservation expires

Available colors vary, so call the library at 812-285-5630 to find out what is in stock. If you’d like to use your own filaments, check out Maker13.

Station Reservations

Use our Spaces system to book the 3D printer by clicking on “Ultimaker 2+” from the left-hand menu or scroll down to spaces starting with “Makerspace.”

  • You are permitted one four-hour session per day.
        Extra time may be granted (at the discretion of staff) if no one is waiting.
  • If your project runs over your time limit, we will allow it to continue to print until completion or until the next appointment arrives and is ready to print (whichever occurs first).
  • Projects are stopped at closing.
  • You have a 15-minute grace period before your reservation is automatically cancelled.
  • We strongly encourage you to book ahead of your visit to ensure availability.

Learn More

Do you want to get more information before you dive in? Then check out some YouTube videos on our equipment: