3D Printing

Find / register for upcoming workshops on our 3D Printing calendar.

The main library has a Makerbot Replicator 3D printer and a MakerBot digitizer available for public use. The MakerBot digitizer scans objects for duplication that (generally) range in size from 2″ x 2″ up to 8″ x 8″.

  • Use of the printer and digitizer are by appointment only.
  • Our “Introduction to 3D Printing” workshop is required prior to using the 3D printer independently. We also offer a periodic “3D Design with Sketchup” workshop.
  • Registration is required for both workshops, and capacity is limited.

Obtain more information about classes or equipment use at martens@noblenet.org.

Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for providing our 3D equipment!

Workshop descriptions:

Introduction to 3D Printing: Includes an introduction to the basics of working with the 3D printer, and simple design using Thingiverse, Tinkercad and SketchUp software. Open to age 10 and up. Laptops/devices welcome.

3D Design with SketchUp: Learn the design potential of SketchUp software. Attendees will be encouraged to conceive of a specific project that would allow exploration of the software and make it easy to use our 3D printer for future projects. The instructor will be on hand to provide direction and assistance. No previous experience needed. Registrants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop/device and to download SketchUp software prior to attending. Open to age 12 and up.