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Frequently Asked Questions on 3d printing


Q:   How much does it cost to use the 3d printer?

A:  We will be charging 5 cents per gram of printed material.  Since print jobs can vary greatly in weight, we have a few samples in the lab to give you an idea of a printed item's weight.


Q:  How easy is it to use?

A:  It is relatively easy to print an object that you download, and there are thousands of pre-made models that you can download and print located here.  Our staff can show you how.  

To design your own original model, you will need to use a CAD program, such as SketchUp, Tinkercad, AutoCAD or Solidworks..  If you wish to learn more about 3d printing and how to model your own items, this is a good place to start.


Q:  Can you design something for me? 

A:  Sorry, you create the designs, we'll help you get them printed.  

Q:  Do I need to schedule time to use the 3d printer?

A:  If the printer isn't in use, it's first come, first serve.  But you can also make a reservation if you would like by clicking here:



Frequently Asked Questions on Digital Conversions


Q:  What type of materials can I convert? 

A:  We have equipment to convert VHS, Cassettes, Vinyl records, slides, photographs and negatives to digital form.  


Q:  How long does it take?

A:  For VHS, Cassettes and Vinyl,  you must play the entire recording.  So a 2 hour video will take 2 hours to convert.


Q:  Is there a sign up sheet?

A:  While the lab is open, we'll have a sign up sheet to ensure we are converting in order.  If we have a great demand, we'll add a sign up sheet for future days.  


Q:  Do you provide CDs/DVDs to copy the files onto?

A:  We sell CDs/DVDs for $1 a piece.  You are welcome to bring your own.