WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
All Washoe County Libraries are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 from the Washoe County Health District at the link below.

 

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3D Printing

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Get creative using our Lulzbot Mini, Mini 2, and Taz 6 3D printers. You can submit a file online and then pick up your completed project at the library you selected when submitting your request. 

3D printing is free of charge and is available to all Washoe County Library card holders.  

 

All libraries are temporarily closed. 3D printing will resume when libraries reopen.

3D Printing FAQs

 

All 3D objects will be printed using a single filament color. Not every color is available at every branch, but we will make every effort to print your object in the color you prefer.

Each library patron is limited to printing a total of two 3D objects per week. Print time per object must not exceed six hours. If your item cannot be printed, you will be notified by library staff. The library will not save or retain submitted files after printing objects. Printed items not picked up within eight weeks after notification will be discarded. Staff will not modify models once submitted.

The Washoe County Library System's printers may only be used for lawful purposes. They cannot be used to print material that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law
  • Unsafe, harmful, or dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property/copyright

The library reserves the right to:

  • Review and approve all materials before printing 
  • Set a limit for the maximum amount of time a print job may take (six hours maximum) 
  • Refuse any 3D print request

Supervision of 3D printing by library staff or volunteers does not constitute knowledge or acknowledgement of any unapparent final use of the 3D product, and the Library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.

 

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  • Print Area Dimensions: 152 mm x 152 mm x 158 mm (6 in x 6 in x 6.2 in)
  • Supported file formats: STL, OBJ, G, G-Code, 3MF, or X3D
  • Layer Height: 0.25 mm
  • Filament: nGEN co-polyester filament by colorFabb.
  • Infill default setting: 20%

 

Lulzbot Mini 2: North Valleys, Northwest Reno, Sierra View, South ValleysLulzMini2.png

  • Print Area Dimensions: 152 mm x 152 mm x 158 mm (6 in x 6 in x 6.2 in)
  • Supported file formats: STL, OBJ, G, G-Code, 3MF, or X3D
  • Layer Height: 0.25 mm
  • Filament: nGEN co-polyester filament by colorFabb.
  • Infill default setting: 20% 

 

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Lulzbot Taz 6: Downtown Reno, Incline Village

  • Print Area Dimensions: 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in)
  • Supported file formats: STL, OBJ, G, G-Code, 3MF, or X3D
  • Layer Height: 0.25 mm
  • Filament: nGEN co-polyester filament by colorFabb.
  • Infill default setting: 20%

 

Download an Object to Print

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Find and download 3D objects files created by others. Many sites offer files free of charge:

Design Your Own Object

There are lots of freely available lessons and software online. Here are a few we recommend:

TinkerCad
The interactive lessons are perfect for the first time user. This free, cloud-based 3D modeling software will have you creating your own designs in just a few lessons.

Blender
Open source 3D creation suite.

Sketchup
Think in 3D. Draw in 3D. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, and rotate to make anything you like.

NCLab
A great resource for teaching yourself coding and 3D modeling. Contact your branch for login information.

 

 

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