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Technology in Libraries

Welcome

The HCCC Libraries have been offering 3D printing services to the campus since 2014. Currently, each campus library has a Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse 3D printer and PLA filaments in a variety of colors.

Use of the 3D printers is by appointment. Bring in your model and print a 3D object for free in our libraries. Library staff members will be there to help with the equipment and provide basic technical support.

To make an appointment, please send an email to the tech team. We'll get back to you soon.

Lulzbot 3D printer

Find and use 3D models

Sites to download a digital design file

Many sites share user-created, digital design files for you to download, modify (if needed) and print for free.

About 3D printers in our libraries

  • Model: Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse Edition
  • Build volume / Printable Area: 280 x 280 x 285 mm (11 x 11 x 11.2 in)
  • Filament: 3mm (2.85mm) PLA or PLA+

To learn more about 3D printing, visit the MakerSpace page.

3D Printing in Libraries

The HCCC Library’s 3D printers are available to all HCCC students, faculty and staff to make plastic, three-dimensional objects.

I.  The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printer to create material that is:

  a.   Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

  b.   Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.

  c.   In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be

        used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

II. The Library reserves the right to decline a 3D print request that is deemed inappropriate.

III. Use of the 3D printers is by appointment. Priority is given to students with class assignments. Other requests will be honored in the order received. Overnight printing is not allowed for safety.

IV. No eating or drinking near the printing area. Users should keep the area clean and clear.

V. Only designated HCCC Library staff will be permitted to set up the 3D printer, change filaments, and troubleshoot jamming/clogs.

VI. If any problems or concerns, users must report to HCCC Library staff immediately.

VII. Items printed from the library 3D printer must be picked up within 14 days after being printed. Only the individual who made the request can pick up the printed items.