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Services | December 8, 2020

Idea Exchange has a number of 3D printers available for public use:

Old Post Office location:

Clemens Mill location:

All of our machines print computer designs in three dimensions using PLA. Short for Polylactic Acid, PLA is a plant based corn product, which is biodegradable so the environmental impact is lessened.

You can create your own designs using Tinkercad, a computer-aided design (CAD) program that is easy, intuitive and child friendly too, or you can grab a ready-made file from Thingiverse, a repository of 3D designs that are free to use.

Material costs apply: Filament is .10 cents per gram. An average job is 25 grams ($2.50).

If you'd like to try our 3D printers, you can submit a 3D print design to oporeception [at] ideaexchange.org. Or, come by our Old Post Office and Clemens Mill locations to check them out in person.