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Public Computer Center: Makerspace - 3D Printing

Bridging the digital divide in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Technology Literacy @ Your Library.

3D Printing

Welcome to our 3D Printing Service

Scroll down to see resources for finding 3D files to print or even design your own files!

There are several links on this page to books and websites where you can learn more about 3D printing. If you need some help with a project you can visit our computer lab (see below for days, times and locations).
Or, send an email to makerspace@poklib.org and we'll get back to you.


Submit your 3D printing project (click the link below)
PPLD Makerspace Project Form

General information:

  • We charge 10 cents per gram for a project - submit a project on the PPLD Makerspace Project Form and we will provide you with an estimate.
  • Most projects will be completed within one week, depending on our workload and printer availability.
  • Each project can be printed in one color - choose a color when you complete the form.
  • Our plastic material is PLA (Polylactic Acid - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid).
  • Build volume of our MakerBot Desktop Replicator printers is: 25.2 L x 29.9 W x 15.0 H cm (9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 in).

Temporary 3D Printing Policy and procedure (pending Board approval)
Click PDF below to display/download:

Drop-in Computer Labs available every weekday (no registration)

Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Mondays through Fridays - 11am-1pm - Strba Teen Room 2nd floor

Tuesday evenings - 6pm-8pm - Charwat Meeting Room Ground floor

Boardman Road Branch Library
141 Boardman Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Thursdays - 1pm-3pm - Teen area


For more information, contact our Technology Instructors:

Debbie Minnerly - dminnerly@poklib.org - 845-485-3445 x3380

Betty Cooper - bcooper@poklib.org - 845-485-3445 x 3379

Books available in the Mid-Hudson Library System

Thingiverse - 3D items for you to download and send to us for printing

Tinkercad - design your own 3D print or modify from a Thingiverse design

MakerBot

Our Makerspace opened on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 during National Library Week.

We held an Open House and had over 85 people stop in to see our MakerBot 3D printers in action, see & hold pieces that we produced on the printers, and ask questions about 3D printing.