A 3D printing service is available at the Bundaberg library with recent interesting creations including a custom vacuum adapter to fit perfectly into window tracks and a smartphone mount that integrates into a vehicle centre-console.
Other items that have been printed include replacement boardgame pieces, microcomputer cases and coffee pod holders.
Use of the printer is easy, with library staff able to fulfil orders placed through the online form.
The printer has the ability to print reasonably large objects measuring 300mm x 250mm x 200mm and can print with various filament types.
Printing is simple:
- Submit a 3D model file (STL or OBJ) to a Bundaberg Regional Libraries branch for verification and suitability assessment.
- One of our staff members will assess the print job and give you a quote for the project.
- If the cost is accepted, payment is due and must be received prior to the commencement of printing.
- The object will be printed and able to be collected from one of our library branches.
You will receive your print ‘as is' from the printer, which means you may need to break away some support material and clean up small imperfections.
If you're not sure what to print, Thingiverse has a large catalogue of objects to help you get started.
You can submit your object file/s using the form here, while also finding out more about the service.
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