3D Printing Service

Caroline County Public Library has extensive experience with 3D printing, 3D modeling, and all aspects of the design process including most of the popular platforms and tools used in the 3D printing community. We have both FDM and SLA printers available as well as most of the tools used for post processing and 3D scanning. 

Our mission is to make these new technologies  available to library customers.

Photo of a Prusai3Mk3 with MMU Upgrade

3D Printing at the MakerSpace

Types of 3D printing offered by the MakerSpace:

  • FDM Printing – Stands for “fixed deposition modeling”; utilizes plastic-based filament and a heating element to melt and deposit layers of material one on top of the other, creating an object.
  • SLA Printing – Stands for “stereolithography”; utilizes an LCD panel to cure an object, layer by layer, out of liquid resin.

Due to the complexity of much of our equipment 3D printing at Caroline County Public Library is staff mediated.   All 3d printing projects also need to comply with our 3D Printing policy.

Types of 3D printing offered by the MakerSpace:

  • FDM Printing – Stands for “fixed deposition modeling”; utilizes plastic-based filament and a heating element to melt and deposit layers of material one on top of the other, creating an object.
  • SLA Printing – Stands for “stereolithography”; utilizes an LCD panel to cure an object, layer by layer, out of liquid resin.

3D Printing Service

Place your 3D print order:

Interested in getting something 3D printed? Submit your request with this form and pick it up at the Central library in Denton
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Disclaimer: All orders subject to staff approval based on cost, availability, and staff discretion on file quality

To submit an order from thingiverse.com, select the item you want printed, copy the thing number found in the URL of the website

Types of 3D printers at the library

Prusa Printers – Created by fellow maker Josef Prusa from the Czech Republic, these iconic orange and black FDM machines are our most used 3D printers in the MakerSpace. Our fleet consists of 1 MK3S outfitted with a Palette 2 Pro multicolor attachment, 1 standard MK3S, 1 MK2S, 1 Prusa SL1, and 2 Prusa Minis.

Photo of Prusa Sl1

Ultimaker – Powerful, reliable, and user-friendly, the Ultimaker 2+ delivers consistent results – perfect for making batch orders and test prints. Our model features swappable nozzles, a heated glass build plate, and an open filament system capable of printing many types of materials.

Bq Witbox – Boasting the largest print surface available in the MakerSpace, the bq Witbox pairs reliable consistency with stunning performance to create some of our most highly detailed models, some of which can be seen during our Teen RPG gaming programming.

Photo of a BQ Witbox1
Image of Palette2Pro

Palette 2 Pro – This attachment for the Prusa MK3S turns the printer from a monochromatic machine into a multicolor marvel, enabling it to print up to 4 colors at once.

EinScan-SP 3D scanner – Using a high definition camera, a turn table, and some specialized software, the EinScan-SP can take a physical object and turn it into a 3D model ready to be printed!

Photo of an EINSCAN 3d Scanner