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3D Printing

3D Printing now available in Banff and Peterhead Libraries!

The world of technology is fast paced and forever moving forward and that’s exactly how we like to operate in the libraries. We are committed to delivering new hardware and exciting new services and we're making it even easier for you to access our 3D printers.

We Love Technology

Here in the library service we love technology and are delighted to introduce our free 3D print service in Banff and Peterhead Libraries. Choose your preferred location, book your printing slot via our dedicated booking portal, and we'll put you in touch with one of our printing experts who can explain the process and help prepare your files.

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Get Printing

Provide us with your print ready files and we’ll discuss your requirements, check your file and produce the perfect print for you. You don’t need to be a tech wizard to be able to use this service as you can view, download and customise freely available 3D files at Thingiverse or Sketchfab.

Alternatively design your own file using windows 10 3D builder. This is available on all our Peoples Network PC’s in any of our branches and is a great programme to get you started. For more experienced designers we like Tinkercad and SketchUp

Technical Information

  • Printers - Dremel Digilab 3D 45
  • File types – Please provide your print ready file in .STL or .3MF format
  • Print size – 244 x 142 x 160 mm we will rescale your model to fit these dimensions.
  • Material – PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a fully biodegradable thermoplastic polymer consisting of renewable raw materials. This aesthetic material is best used for decorative purposes or prototyping. The PLA is also fully paintable allowing your to personalise your finished model
  • Model – Depending on the design of your model, a support structure may be added. These are printed in a way that they can be easily removed when the print is complete.

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