3D Printing

Cedar Falls Public Library offers 3D printing using our MakerBot Replicator+. Please read the >3-D Printer Policy if you are interested in submitting a print job to CFPL.

Filament Colors: Black, Gray, Beige, White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Natural

Printing costs $0.15 per gram of filament used, rounded up to the next whole number. If grams cannot be determined for whatever reason, the print cost will be $0.02 per minute of print time (calculated by the printer). Library staff cannot alter print jobs; jobs will be printed as they are received in the 3D Print Job Submission form. Print jobs must be in .stl format. Patrons must pay for their print jobs at the First Floor Service Desk before removing them from the library.

NOTICE: Our 3D Printer is currently unavailable. We do not have an estimate on when it will be available again. Please check this page for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Selected specs of the Replicator+:

(>Click here for complete Replicator+ specs)


  • Print Technology
    • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Build Volume
    • 29.5 L X 19.5 W X 16.5 H cm (11.6 X 7.6 X 6.5 “)
    • 9,492 Cubic Centimeters (573 Cubic Inches)
  • Layer Resolution
    • 100 microns (0.0039″)
  • Material Diameter
    • 1.75 mm (0.069″)
  • Material Compatibility
    • MakerBot PLA Material – Large Spool, Small Spool
    • MakerBot Tough Material – Large Spool (NOT currently available)
    • Additional materials such as bronzefill, copperfill, and woodfill (NOT currently available)
  • Extruder Compatibility
    • Smart Extruder+
    • Tough Smart Extruder+ (NOT currently available)
    • Experimental Extruder (NOT currently available)
  • Nozzle Diameter
    • 0.4 MM (0.015″)


  • Ambient Operating Temperature
    • 15­-32°C (60­-90°F)


  • Software Bundle
    • MakerBot Print Software,
    • MakerBot Mobile
  • Supported File Types
    • STL
    • OBJ (NOT currently accepted)


  • Camera resolution
    • 640 x 480

If you have a Cedar Falls Public Library card, you may submit a print job request using the button below: