3D Printer

Makerbot 3D Printer

Description & Location

You can print three-dimensional objects using the ORL’s 3D Printers in PLA, a corn based plastic-like substance, using designs uploaded from a digital computer file (.STL, .OBJ). 

Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D Printer, featuring more advanced slicing options and higher print quality, are available at Rutland Library, & Vernon Library.

Makerbot 3D Printer, featuring easy slicing and medium print quality, are available at Westside Learning Lab & Downtown Kelowna Library Branch.

 

Get Started

 

Get Certified! 

Complete your certification online or at a library branch

The library's 3D Printers are available for all ORL cardholders to use. To use a printer independently you must first complete a certification course. 

Makerbot 3D

Complete the online certification course on Niche Academy. You will be asked to create a Niche Academy account (requires email address) to view the full course.

Please note: The online Makerbot 3D printing certification covers a different machine and slicer software than the Prusa 3D Printers. Please confirm which kind(s) of printer your local Makerspace has.

Prusa

Check our events calendar to see when 3D Printing programs are being offered.

There is currently no online certification option for the Prusa printers, but watching the Makerbot 3D online certification course will give you the theory to go through our in-person certification faster.

Fill out these forms

You must agree and adhere to ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines and the Maker Agreement.

Printing Notes

Printing costs are $0.10 per gram of filament. The cost of the print will be charged to your library account. You are allowed three attempts/fails at no cost.

Staff may cancel a print job if a) the object violates ORL’s Makerspace Guidelines or, b) if the print design has a high likelihood for failing or, c) the time needed for the job exceeds your booked time with the 3D printer.

 

Ready? Book a 3D Printer Station!

Image links Spaces, Maker Station booking website

Browse and reserve our maker stations and tools

Go to Spaces, our online booking calendar, to browse and reserve our maker stations and tools. You will be asked to create a Spaces account (and confirm your email address) in order to complete your first booking request.  

Please contact Rutland library to book this maker station, online booking is not available at this time.

Equipment Available

  • Makerbot 3D Printer or Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D Printer
  • Multiple colours of filament 
  • Slicing station with Makerbot Print and/or Prusaslicer Software
  • 3D Printer Toolkit

 

Help and Training

Check our events calendar to see when 3D Printing programs are being offered. 

If you need further help, check out these resources:

 

Policies & Guidelines

When using an ORL Makerspace, please follow these rules (PDFs):

To use an ORL Makerspace independently, all makers must:

  • Complete a Maker Agreement
  • Complete a Maker Waiver
  • Verify your identity to staff with valid library card and photo ID.
  • Under 14? Your parent or guardian, who is an ORL Maker, must come with you to use the equipment.

You'll need a library card to use our maker tools. Get a card.

Makerspaces