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3D Printing

Learn 3D Printing

Part 1 - An Introduction to 3D Printing

Welcome to the Learn to 3D Print class!

This class has around 45 minutes of videos to teach you about 3D printing and how to have something printed at the library. How long it takes you to find, make, and submit a model after this class is up to you!

Anyone can take this class, but in order to have something printed at the library you need to have a library card and register with the Idea Lab. If you don't have a library card, you can get one by visiting any branch with ID or by filling out the online card application below. 

With your library card number, please fill out the Idea Lab agreement below.

Thank you!

Now that that's out of the way, click to the next tab above to start the class. Watch all the videos on each tab in each box on this page to complete the class.


Part 2 - Getting Started

From this video on, feel free to follow along with the process! Stop the videos at any time so you can find and work on your model along with us and have something submission ready at the end.

Part 3 - Cura Basics

Part 4 - Important Settings

Part 5 - Saving and Submitting a Print

Below is a checklist and a summary video of the settings we covered.

Below the video is a a PDF that walks you through the steps and print settings we covered in the videos in case you'd like to review or read written instructions.

You can come back and use these any time to remember what we covered in class and we will use the checklist now to double-check and submit our print.

You did it! You made it through our silly videos and are ready to print. Please fill out the form below so we know you completed class and watch our final video.

We can't wait to see what you print!

Any comments or feedback on the class? Something missing or something that should be there? Let us know with the link below.