If you are interested in printing on our Prusa MK3S (with MMU2S) or Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer, please understand the following:
Procedures for 3D Printer: Public Use
- We expect you to have knowledge of 3D Printer Technology
- We offer 3D Printer classes to the public, please inquire at one of the Desks
- We hope you understand that we cannot monitor your print job, if the job fails (which is a real possibility) all you can do is try again
- 3D Files must be saved as .stl files. Try TinkerCad, Thingiverse, or Printables. All are great places to design or find shared files to print
- Once you have an .stl file you must import it into Cura or PrusaSlicer
- Cura is available on the public computers, or if you are saving file at home you can acquire Cura here or PrusaSlicer here.
- We expect you to come in with a file saved on an SD Card, or at the very least a flash drive which we will transfer to the SD Card
- You must schedule your time on the printer, we have a printing calendar at the desk
- You must sign our waiver, if under 18 a parent/guardians signature is required
This is new technology to us, we are learning as we go, please be patient!
This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.
Douglas Library of Hebron
3D Printer/MakerSpace Waiver and Agreement of Use
Read the following information very carefully and be sure that you understand it fully before signing. This form must be completed before participating in the use of the 3D printer or other Makerspace activities. (A makerspace is a community center that provides technology, manufacturing equipment and educational opportunities to the public.)
- Safety is the top priority and the facilities, tools and materials must be used in a safe and appropriate manner
- If a tool requires training, it will not be used until training has been provided by library staff
- Items that fit the definition of weapon as deemed by library staff cannot be created
- To comply with the Internet Acceptable Use Agreement and Patron Behavior Policy which states:
- Disruptive, destructive, dangerous, or illegal behavior will not be tolerated
- Children under the age of 12 will be accompanied by and supervised by an adult (unless otherwise specified by the program coordinator)
- When available usage will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Time limits may apply
- Material fees may apply and current costs will be posted next to the 3D Printer
I ______________________________________________ (participant) have read and understand the Douglas Library of Hebron 3-D Printing regulations listed above and am fully aware that participating in Makerspace activities including use of the 3D printer may result in risk of personal injury or harm.
I hereby release and hold harmless the Douglas Library of Hebron, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, committees and boards, from and against all liability, and I and any parent or guardian signing for me below hereby agree to indemnify them against any loss, damages, claims, costs (including attorneys’ fees) or actions of any type, resulting from bodily injury, property damage, or any other loss that may result from my participation in any Makerspace activity or program, including use of the 3D printer to the extent permitted by law.
I have read and understand this release, indemnification, and hold harmless form. I voluntarily sign it and hereby give my permission to the Douglas Library of Hebron for emergency transportation or treatment in the event of illness or injury. I hereby accept responsibility for payment of any emergency transportation or treatment. I further certify I have no medical or physical conditions that would restrict my participation in this activity or program.
FOR MINORS (under 18): ‘I, on behalf of myself and the minor child identified above, hereby covenant not to sue Douglas Library of Hebron, the Town of Hebron, their officers, employees, volunteers, committees and boards, regardless of whether the release, hold harmless and indemnification provisions set forth above are enforceable under Connecticut law.’
Consent and signature of Parent/Guardian on minor’s behalf:_____________________________________
FOR 18 PLUS: ‘I hereby covenant not to sue Douglas Library of Hebron, the Town of Hebron, their officers, employees, volunteers, committees and boards, regardless of whether the release, hold harmless and indemnification provisions set forth above are enforceable under Connecticut law.’
Signature of Participant_________________________________
Emergency contact information for Parent or Guardian if under 18:
Waiver is in effect from one (1) year of signing.
For Staff Completion:
Completion of Introductory 3D Printing Class (Staff Initials) ________
Demonstrated knowledge of 3D Printer Technology (Staff Initials) ________