Come to the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life. Open houses are on Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
To make an appointment call 604-554-7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. More information here
Join our 3D Printing Users Group
Are you an adult interested in 3D printing? Consider joining the Library's 3D Printing Users Group. The Group will start meeting in early June. All ability levels are welcome. Email your name and contact details to 3Dusersgroup@coqlibrary.ca
Policies Coquitlam Public Library strives to offer community access to new and emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, and to inspire a new interest in creation and collaboration. The Library wishes to help the community bring their creations to life. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that makes three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Successive layers of material are layed down until an entire object is created. 3D printing has been around since the late 1980s in manufacturing and for prototyping and is now becoming widely available to the consumer market.
Equipment The Library’s Innovation Hub contains: 2 - Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D Printers and 1 Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer - available to the public for educational purposes to make three-dimensional objects in PLA, a plastic-like substance, using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file on an SD card
1 - Maker and Form 3D Scanner – available for making scans of existing 3D objects
1 - HP 2D Scanner - for scanning photos, slides or artwork
1 - Computer Workstation - with a high-capacity graphics card and 3D computer assisted drawing (CAD) software called Rhinoceros
Using the Equipment at Coquitlam Public Library A consent form must be signed prior to getting access to the Innovation Hub, agreeing to the following: 1. The Library’s Innovation Hub may be used for lawful purposes only. Customers will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is: a. Prohibited by local, provincial or federal law. b. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. c. Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment. d. In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection. 2. Customers may only use the Innovation Hub under the supervision of Library staff.
3. Customers may not let other members of the public into the Hub without the knowledge and consent of Library staff.
4. Persons under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
5. The extruders on the 3D Printers are not to be touched as they are extremely hot.
6. The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
7. Print jobs must be finished within 4 hours.
Cost 3D printing at the Library will cost 10 cents per gram plus a $1.00 usage fee per print job to offset the cost of materials.
The Tinkerine printers require the design files to be on an SD card. SD cards are available for sale at the CC Help Desk for $10. You may also bring your own.
Booking Equipment You must attend an Open House session and sign an Innovation Hub: Policies and Procedures form before your first 3D printing session.
To use any of the equipment, make an appointment in person, by calling 604-554-7323 or by email email@example.com The appointment will depend upon staff availability.
Preparing for Your Session If you do not have an item in mind that you would like to print, try these tutorials from Lynda.com:
Up and Running with 3D Printing Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers Introduction to 3D Design & Printing for Kids 3D Printing: Replacement Parts 3D Printing a Person
Lynda.com provides access to thousands of online software tutorials. To sign in, click here
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Programs Free CAD Programs (includes SketchUp)
Rhinoceros (available in the Innovation Hub and Computer Lab)
Tutorials (from Lynda.com) Questions? Contact us: 604-554-7323 or firstname.lastname@example.org