3D Print

The Library has an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

A 3D printer melts a material and lays small amounts of the material in a layer. It builds up an object one later at a time. This lets it create any shape.

Sometimes it needs to build supports to hold up a piece while it is building the rest of the object. These supports are removed when the object is finished.

We are using PLA (Polylactic Acid) for our material. It is a bio-plastic that is made from (mostly) corn.

Request your own 3D printed object

The Dover Public Library can print an object for you with the 3D printer. There is a small cost for materials of $1.50 per ounce.

Objects cannot be larger than 8 inches in any direction. No object will be printed that takes longer than 11 hours to print. 

First, choose an object from Thingiverse.com (or some other site that provides .STL files for 3D objects), or create your own with TinkerCad or similar software.

Fill out this form


Send the following information in an email to libraryquestions@dover.nh.gov:

  • The URL where the files are located (or your own custom .STL file)
  • Choose Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Black, White, Silver or Tan
  • Specify whether the exact size of the object matters (can we make it smaller if needed?)
  • Do you want an estimate for the cost before we print it?
  • Do you want to watch your object being printed? (subject to available schedules)

We will schedule your object on a first come first served basis and notify you via email when your object is ready for pickup. We will contact you if there is a problem with your request.

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