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3D Printing

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What is 3D printing?

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

How can I have something 3D printed?

The Library provides 3D printing to the public, subject to the Thousand Oaks Library 3D Printing Policy and Procedure.

Proposals for 3D printing are submitted through the 3D Printer Proposal Form.

What is the manufacturer and model of the Library's 3D printer?

The Library uses a Lulzbot Mini to fulfill 3D printing requests.

 

LulzBot_Mini

 

How can I  smooth my 3D-Printed Parts?

Sanding, bead blasting, and vapor smoothing are the most popular methods for achieving smooth plastic 3D-printed parts.  Read this article for more details.

 


Resources

Wikipedia:

3D PRINTING.com - News about the 3D printing industry.