Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center 3D Printing Guidelines

  • All builds must be scheduled in advance by completing this form.
  • No more than two builds per month per person will be accepted.
  • All designs must be submitted in an .STL file format.
  • Only builds of ten hours or less will be accepted. To preview how our printer will handle your build and how long it will take, you can download MakerBot Print for free.
  • We cannot accommodate requests for specific colors. Files will be printed as submitted. We will contact you if your item needs to be scaled down to fit the size/time limit.
  • If a build is too large or complex we suggest a commercial service.
  • We will email you when your print is complete. You may then pick up your item from the KBLIC reference desk.
  • The library is not responsible for failed 3D prints, although we will do our best to assist in completing successful 3D prints.
  • No hazardous or offensive items.
  • The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

About our MakerBot Sketch

  • Maximum print volume: 5.75 inches by 5.75 inches by 5.75 inches (or 146 millimeters by 146 millimeters by 146 millimeters). Please stay well within those dimensions for a successful print.
  • Print Resolution: 100-400 microns [0.0039 IN-0.0157 IN], Print mode tuned for 200 microns
  • Filament: PLA (Polylactic acid) – a biodegradable thermoplastic made from corn starch.

The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center 3D printer and related equipment may be used for lawful purposes in compliance with library policies. Patrons may not upload, transmit, display, or create content that violates any law, privacy, or property right. Please be aware that prints themselves may occur within public view and that the library does not make any promise that any particular print will not be seen by members of the public. We do consider that the identity of the submitter of a job will fall under the same legal protection that extends to the privacy of the intellectual content of borrowers of library material. The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center reserves the right to refuse to scan or print any object.

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