Escondido Public Library will now start offering free additive manufacturing services to everyone. This is will be the people who have a legitimate Escondido Public Library pass. The library users may submit a 3D item for online printing through the web form on their site. The form can be accessed via www.escondidolibrary.org/3Dprinting. After that, the models will be processed.
The prints will be prepared by Library workers to guarantee they match the standards planned in the AM Policy. The prints will be accessible in two weeks after submission. This can change depending on the print queue length. 3D objects should spend 4 hours or less than that to print, be presented as a .stl file. Als, the printing is done in one color. Present colors are white, purple, red, gray, and black. This is a service sponsored by Escondido Public Library’s friends.
The Library will have open public lessons on a monthly basis for developing additively manufactured items. This is by use of a web-based program known as TinkerCAD. The premier TinkerCAD lesson is set for this Friday, 28th February around 4 PM. Although the lesson is free, space is limited and registration can be done through www.escondidolibrary.org/register.
Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer by Escondido Public Library has been utilized by Library workers at STEM/STEAM outreach occasions at area Escondido schools. The printer has also be utilized at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum and for the events of the Library like Digital Petting Zoo, Dads & Donuts, Star Wars Day, and many others.
The staff at the library affectionately called public printer Taz and put it on an exhibition in the hall. This is so that patrons could see it working. Little giveaway items created by this printer were present for friends to get by joining weekly online lottery drawings.
The printer is currently present to create printed items given by patrons. This will be utilized to educate the community on the way to design 3D printed items.