Request our 3D printing service

$5 for each job + $3 an hour print time. 3D printing costs are capped at $30.

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3D printing & laser cutting

Email us with any queries about these City of Sydney Library services. Include the subject line ‘3D printing’ or ‘Laser cutting’.

email address
[email protected]

What you need to do

3 3D printers on a benchtop
Young girl uses a 3D printer to create small toy
Young girl looks into a 3D printer
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Before you start

Library membership

3D printing services are only available to library members.

If you’re not already a member you can join online.

Join the library 

Prepare your file for 3D printing

There are several free CAD platforms where you can design your own 3D printing file. Many have built-in tutorials to get you started.

Examples of 3D editing platforms:

  • TinkerCAD
  • Blender
  • Fusion 360
  • Sketch Up
  • Free CAD
  • Onshape.

When you send us your file, we use slicing software to convert it into G-code to send to our 3D printers.

Library employees may be able to help you convert your idea into a usable filetype. If you need assistance, leave a note at the end of the online form.

Choose your preferred printer

We use Ultimaker and Makerbot 3D printers.

Choose which printer you want us to use.

Ultimaker Makerbot
 Slower print with higher quality Faster print with reduced quality 
 Fewer filament options More filament options
 Support option available No support option 

After you finish

We’ll let you know when your item is ready to collect.

Payment on collection is required.