3-D Printing

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The library is happy to offer patrons the ability to submit projects to be printed on the library’s 3-D printer. The 3-D printer can create a physical object based on a design supplied as a digital file. These can be designs you’ve created yourself, or designs you’ve obtained from another source and have permission to use.

Please click here to read our 3-D printer use policy on what may or may not be printed.

Goleta Valley Library cardholders can use this form to submit a request that a project be printed on the library’s 3-D printer, a Dagoma printer. The form can be submitted via email to goletavalleylibrary@cityofgoleta.org or brought to the Library Service Desk. Once you submit it, a library staff member will be in touch with you to arrange for you to send us the design file for the project you’d like to print. Once it is determined that the project to be printed does not violate the Goleta Valley Library 3-D Printing Policy, your project will go into the queue to be printed. Once it is completed, a staff member will let you know it is available at the library to be picked up. 

What file formats can be used with the 3-D printer?
The printer can create objects based on designs in the following formats:

  • Wavefront obj (.obj)
  • ACSII stl (.stl)
  • Binary stl (.stl)

How large can the project be?
The printer has a maximum build volume of: 25.2 L x 19.9 W x 15.0 H cm  (9.9 L x 7.8 W x 5.9 H in)

Please note that larger print jobs will take longer and will be more expensive to print.

What is the cost to have a project printed?
The charge is 25 cents per 15 minutes of printing time. Patrons who do not pick up their finished projects within one week will have the cost billed to their library record.

3-D Printer