Print In 3D at HHPL

Posted On Tuesday July 30, 2019

New technologies are forever changing the public library landscape. Here at the Halton Hills Public Library we are a cutting-edge learning hub, which is providing our community with access to technologies that have significant impact on fields such as scientific research, architecture, manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and more.

With this in mind, HHPL is happy to offer patrons our new 3D printer with endless opportunities for creativity and design. The Cubicon Single Plus 3D printer is described as the “Ferrari of 3D printers” and uses a corn-based, fully biodegradable filament. This environmentally friendly option is in line with HHPL’s sustainable culture and is made from renewable natural resources. The printer boasts a large 4.3” LCD touch display, USB memory, a HEPA filter that keeps particulates and odours from escaping, and quiet operation, making it ideal for the library environment.

Popular 3D projects for youth and adults are: replacement board game pieces, stationery clips, fidget toys, cat toys, key chains, bookmarks, smart phone stands, and replacement parts for household appliances and tools. The sky is the limit on creativity and fun!

The new printer will be housed in the Creativity Centre at the Georgetown Branch. Patrons need a HHPL library card and must attend a 3D printer certification class before using it for the first time. Youth must be high school age; anyone younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has completed the certification class. Certification classes continue to run on Saturdays throughout the summer. Check the events calendar at hhpl.on.ca or social media for upcoming dates and times.

The printer is available on a first-come, first-served basis (it cannot be reserved in advance), and you must keep an eye on your print. Printing time depends on the complexity of your design. Be creative and above all, have fun!

Cost for printing is a $2.00 standard fee, plus $0.50 for every 15 minutes of print time.

For more information about the new 3D printer, please visit: www.hhpl.on.ca/3dprinting or contact the Georgetown Branch at: 905-873-2681, ext. 2502.