3D Printing

3D Printing

Edmonton Public Library is offering Edmontonians two ways to participate in the exciting technology of 3D printingour 3D printing service based out of Stanley A. Milner and our 3D printing design classes., opens a new window 

3D Printing Service

We are now offering 3D printing certification and appointments. There are two ways to complete your 3D printing certification training. There is an in-person certification class and an on-demand certification, so you can complete your certification at a time that works for you. Once you’ve completed the staff-led training certification in person or online, book an appointment to review with staff and run your project files on our 3D printer. Your certification qualifies you to book and operate a 3D printer in person at the Stanley A. Milner Library MakerspaceGet 3D printer certified now! 

Service Overview

  • Service operates Thursday to Monday, except statutory holidays.
  • Overnight printing is available. Projects will be finished the following day by 10 a.m.
  • Virtual appointments are approximately 30 minutes.
  • Recommended for ages 12 and up.
    • Caregivers for under 12 are strongly encouraged to attend training and virtual appointments with child.
    • In-person service for under 12 requires caregiver to attend.

Payment and Pick Up

  • We charge 10 cents per gram for the PLA plastic material used in 3D Printing.
  • Completed 3D prints will be transferred to your preferred library location for pick up.
    • We will notify you when your 3D print is ready to pick up.
  • Customers pay for prints at the time of pick up using Debit, Credit or Cash.

Hours of Operation

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Getting Started

To access the 3D printing service:

  1. Have an EPL Library card. (other card options , opens a new windoware accepted)
  2. Take the 3D Printing 101 Certification Online or In-Person
  3. Book an appointment by calling 780-944-5342 or by emailing makerspace@epl.ca, opens a new window

Equipment and Material Details

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3D Printing Design Classes

File Submission Service (Discontinued)

From 2013 to 2019, we 3D printed thousands of customer 3D file submissions in a print shop style service. There are now several Edmonton businesses that provide contract 3D printing services. We've shifted our focus to empowering customers to learn about and directly operate 3D printers rather than duplicate community services.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

    • EPL provides Ultrafuse PLA plastic filament at 10 cents per gram (GST included). 
    • Current colours: ClearBlackWhiteRed, Dark BlueSilver and Magenta. 
    • PLA is a great prototyping material for beginners. Note that it is not recommended for applications requiring UV or water resistance and it is not food grade certified. 
  • .STL and .OBJ file formats are preferred. 

  • Prusa i3 MK3S(+) 3D Printer 

    Basic details: 

    • Build area: 250 mm wide x 210 mm deep x 210 mm tall. 
    • Resolution: 0.4 mm nozzle with 0.2-0.3 mm layer heights on typical medium to fast profiles. 
    • Heated print bed with automatic mesh bed levelling. 
    • Full specifications. 
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