The Halton Hills Public Library now has 3D Printing! Get inspired by watching our 3D printer time lapse video below, and stop by the Creativity Centre in the Georgetown Branch to explore all your 3D printing options. 

3D Printer Time Lapse Video

 What is 3D printing?
The 3D printing process builds a three-dimensional object from a computer file layer by layer. 3D printing allows you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. 
 How does 3D printing work?
A 3D model is created by the use of computer software or by a 3D scanner. A file with this 3D design model is then loaded into the 3D printer to guide the printer during the printing process.  
About our 3D printer
The Cubicon Single Plus 3D printer uses a corn-based fully biodegradable filament and is made from renewable natural resources. The printer has a large 4.3” LCD touch display with USB memory, a HEPA filter that keeps debris and odours from escaping, making it ideal for the Library environment.
 Popular printing projects at the Library
  • Replacement board game pieces
  • Fidget toys
  • Cat toys
  • Keychains
  • Bookmarks
  • Cookie cutters
  • Replacement parts for small appliances, etc. 

3D printing guidelines 

 Who can use the printer
  • Any Halton Hills Public Library card holder who is high school age or older and has completed the required 3D printing certification course (see below).  
  • If you are younger than high school age, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has completed the 3D certification course. 
 Requirements to print
  • You must remain with your print task during the printing phase. 
  • You must supply your own external storage device (USB). 
 Certification course
  • Complete the 1-hour, 3D printer certification course provided by the Halton Hills Public Library. 

In this course you will learn how to use the Library's 3D printer! We will show you how to find a project and then teach you how to prepare it for printing on our Cubicon Single Plus. 

Search our Program Calendar for upcoming certification dates and times.

 Usage fee
  • Fees are based on the estimated time to print the object. 
  • Base fee is $2.00, plus $0.50 for every 15 minutes. 
  • Cash only. 
 Terms of use
  • The 3D printer in available on a first-come, first-use basis. 
  • Print tasks are limited to 5 hours, unless prior arrangements have been made with HHPL staff. 
  • Print tasks must be completed 30 minutes before the Library closes. 
  • HHPL is not responsible for flawed 3D designs or the quality of the printed object. 
  • Not willfully abuse or damage the 3D printer in any way. 
  • There is to be no printing of weapons, sexually explicit, criminal or quasi-criminal material, profanities and/or other material that violate the law or the Library's Code of Conduct