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3D Printing

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Do you have a design you'd like to print on a 3D printer? If so, Fairfax County Public Library can help. With our new program, we can print your design for free on our 3D printers.

  1. Read and digitally sign the Terms of Use and Agreement. The form will allow you to:
    • Select the library where you want to pick up your printed design (during open hours). Options include:
      • Centreville Regional Library
        • Print volume: 11 x 11 x 9.8 (length x width x height in inches)
      • George Mason Regional Library
        • Print volume: 6.7 x 6.3 x 5.7
      • Kingstowne Library (temporarily unavailable)
        • Print volume: 6.6 x 6 x 5.6
      • Oakton Library (temporarily unavailable)
        • Print volume: 5 x 6 x 5.7
      • Pohick Regional Library
        • Print volume: 6.7 x 6.3 x 5.7
      • Reston Regional Library
        • Print volume: 169mm x 153mm x 144mm (6.6" x 6" x 5.6")
      • Richard Byrd Library
        • Print volume: 6.7 x 6.3 x 5.7
      • Sherwood Regional Library
        • Print volume: 295mm x 195mm x 165mm (11.6" x 7.6" x 6.5")
      • Thomas Jefferson Library (temporarily unavailable)
        • Print volume: 6.6 x 6.2 x 5.7
      • Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library (temporarily offline)
        • Print volume: 169mm x 153mm x 144mm (6.6"x 6" x 5.6")
      • Woodrow Wilson Library
        • Print volume: 6.7 x 6.3 x 5.7
    • Upload your design (file upload is part of the Agreement with Terms of Use form). Files—smaller than 25 MB—must be in .STL, .THING, or .OBJ format.
  2. Please allow 7–10 days for your design to be completed.
  3. Look for an email saying that your printed design is ready.
  4. Print requests remain active for 30 days, at which point files are deleted. Submit a new request if you would like to reprint an item after 30 days.
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