Policy

3D printer policy



Policy:

SELCO’s 3D printer is available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design from a digital computer file.

Use of the 3D Printer is at the discretion of library staff. The library reserves the right to deny use of the equipment.

The Library’s 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the Library’s 3D printers to create material that is:

Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Such use may violate the terms of use of the manufacturer.)

Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.

In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

This service is designed for rapid prototyping, NOT PRODUCTION. No job printing large numbers of identical objects will be accepted.



The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.


The library is not responsible for the subsequent safety of any item made with the 3D printer.




Procedure:


Patrons must design, create or download their own models for use on the 3D Printer; library staff are available for assistance only.


The maximum printed area must be smaller then 135mm x 135mm X 135mm


The 3D printer can only be used during designated times when library staff or volunteer coaches are available.


Files may not be dropped off to be printed. The 3D printer is for educational purposes only and patrons must help to get the print started. They may, however, come back later to pick up the final print.