3D Printing

Bring your designs to life

3D Printing is a form of additive manufacturing, using melted plastic and precision machinery to create a real-world model of a digital design.

The Makerspace at WSPL offers 3D printing services for patrons.

Come and see our 3D printers in action during our Makerspace Open Hours, or submit an order online.

Mr. Quackers, the mascot of the Makerspace
Mr. Quackers

3D Printing equipment in the Makerspace:

PRUSA Mini +

Maximum build volume:
17.7 L x 17.7 W x 17.7 H (cm)

Matter & Form Scanner V2

Maximum object size:
25 H x 18 D (cm)

Usage Guidelines

  • We charge 50¢ per 15 minutes (or $2 per hour) for 3D printing services.
    • For online orders, we will email you a quote and wait for your approval.
  • The 3D printers use PLA filament.
  • Weapons and sexually explicit models are prohibited.
  • Models made in PLA plastic are not food/drink safe. Use at your own risk.
  • Orders are completed on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • We cannot guarantee a completion date for an order.
    • On average, an order may take up to 7 days to complete.
    • Completed models will be held for one month, and can be picked up in the Makerspace at any time.
  • Availability of filament colours can fluctuate over time.
    • In the event we do not have the colour you requested, we will contact you for a second choice.
  • We may adjust the size, infill, and other print parameters of your model in order to shorten the print size.
    • Prints must not exceed 4 hours of printing time. 
    • If your model needs to be printed exactly as-is with no modifications, make sure to note that in your submission.
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

Looking to Learn?

Those looking to learn how to design and print 3D models should register for a 3D printing program.

We offer programs for both beginners and experienced users looking to try something new.

Consult our Program Guide for upcoming 3D printing programs, or browse our Calendar of Events.

Additional Resources:

There are many 3rd-party websites with great resources for those looking to learn. A few that we use frequently include:

  • Tinkercad, a free web-based 3D design application, perfect for beginners. 
  • Thingiverse and Printables, two community forums where users upload and share their 3D designs.
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