Library STEM Resources
3D Printing at Ridgewood Public Library
Ridgewood Public Library has a MakerBot 3D printer which prints digital designs as 3D objects in a non-toxic biodegradable plastic called PLA (available in a variety of colors). Please read the 3D Printing Policy for complete details.
How 3D Printing Works
3D design software allows you to construct a 3D model by simply dragging and dropping shapes (programming knowledge not necessary). The computers in the Library’s Habernickel Technology Training Center have the following free and open-source design software:
The software associated sites also offer many valuable tools for learning how to create 3D models, along with inspiration, ideas, and downloadable designs.
Create A Digital 3D Design with Open-Source Software
Designs should be saved in the file format .stl, .obj, or .thing.
Please come in with your design (by appointment) or email it to Charles Gallo at
Designs must be compliant with the 3D Printing Policy.
Export Design in Appropriate Format & Print!