3D Printing: A Practical Guide for Librarians by Sara Russell Gonzalez, Denise Beaubien Bennett

By Sara Russell Gonzalez, Denise Beaubien Bennett

Making plans and enforcing a 3D printing carrier in a library could seem like a frightening activity. established upon the authors event as early adopters of 3D know-how and working a profitable 3D printing carrier at a wide educational library, this advisor offers the stairs to persist with while launching a carrier in any kind of library.

Detailed assistance and over 50 snap shots offer readers with sage suggestions and exact directions on:
• making plans an offer
• printer choice advice
• getting ready the positioning
• addressing employees issues for brand spanking new carrier
• constructing provider workflows and approaches
• dealing with inevitable mess ups .developing rules
• engaging in the reference interview for 3D printing .staff education assistance
• outreach actions

This ebook brings into one position the entire information you wish for constructing and imposing a 3D printing provider in any library."

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Support: 3D Printing Basics. MakerBot Industries LLC. com/support/new/3D_Printing/Knowledge_Base/Filament. MakerGeeks. 2015. “PLA Filament, ABS Filament & 3D Printing Supplies at MakerGeeks. com. Accessed August 10. com/. MatterHackers Inc. 2015. ” Accessed August 10. MatterHackers Inc. com. Mcor Technologies. 2015. ” Mcor Technologies Ltd. Accessed August 10. com. Reddit. 2015. ” 3D Printing (wiki). August 14. com/r/3Dprint ing/wiki/printerchart. org. 2014. ” RepRap (wiki). January 12. org/wiki/ RepRap_Family_Tree.

Check for multiple options. 3. Specifications for 3D Printers Common in Libraries Comes with Cura LulzBot, download online. polyprinter. makergear. makerbot. 8 x 12 x 18 Cura, free download Print Wizard CatalystEX Recommends open source Cura or Repetier Download online Can use open source (such as Slic3r),recommends Simplify3D Comes with MakerBot, download online Knowledge base, troubleshooting guides User guides Guides, FAQ, knowledge base Guides, manual, FAQs Videos, forum Guides, manuals, videos, more SD card Tethered to Windows-compatible Tethered Tethered Tethered or buy LCD controller • Tethered USB, Wi-Fi • USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet • USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet One year 90 days 6 or 12 months 6 months One year €1195 €1895 €2495 Contact for quotes $399 $599 $1199 $2395 $4495 $1775 $1375 $2899 $6499 3D PRINTER REVIEW RESOURCES New printer companies and models come and go at an alarming rate.

Federal agencies Free, public domain. Vary in number or models and 3D printable models available. Other Recommended 3D Model Resources 3Dagogo, affiliated with AstroPrint, requires that all 3D models be tested for printability before listing on the site. This repository will be attractive for libraries in which staff have not yet learned to critique models for printability. 3D Warehouse is an online repository for models created using SketchUp. 3D models are heavily weighted toward architectural designs, and each model page contains an embedded 3D viewer plus model analytics.

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