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Robins AFB Library: 3D Printing

Libguide for Robins AFB Library

Instructions

The Robins Library MakerSpace is open for use to active duty, military students, retired military, and DoD civilian personnel.

To schedule a 30-minute Makerspace orientation, please stop by the library, email robinsmaker@gmail.com, or call  478-222-0774.

The printer will be operated by library staff due to heated surfaces.

  • Send files or links to the files to robinsmaker@gmail.com. Files uploaded to print must be in .stl format. (Users can visit Thingiverse for printing ideas and/or ready-made prints.) Projects must be approved by staff prior to the use of the 3D printer. Once approved, library staff will correspond with an estimated time for completion and when it is available for pick up.

What can you print?

Whatever you can print in 5 hours and meets the guidelines for printer use. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for prints to be completed. The library will allow up to 10 hours of printing per month per family.

Printing Hours:

Monday 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday 9:00 A.M.  – 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Thursday 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Friday 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

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Policies/Guidelines

The Robins Air Force Base Library 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. The public will not be permitted to use the 3D printers to create material that is:

  • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
  • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. This includes weapons or life-like replicas, parts of weapons, ammunition, and defensive as well as offensive weapons.
  • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Library environment.
  • In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection. 
  • The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

The Robins Library is only able to provide free consumable materials on a limited basis. The maker agrees to avoid wasting supplies and materials. The Robins Library does not accept responsibility if a project is destroyed, does not print correctly, or does not work. The maker agrees that the Robins Library is not responsible for any manufacturing defects or the quality of workmanship of any of the tools, materials, or equipment supplied by the EDL or for the quality or condition of a user’s project. Any work saved on the computers in MakerSpace will be deleted once you are logged off and cannot be recovered. The Robins Library is not responsible for damage to personal computers, nor for the loss of data or information, nor for liability that occurs from the use of the library’s internet connection, library software, or hardware. The Robins Library is not responsible for anything left behind in the MakerSpace after it is used.

Patron Prints

Violation of Rules

Makerspace users agree NOT to:

  • Use MakerSpace’s computers for illegal activities, advertising, lobbying, or commercial purposes.
  • Modify any hardware or software on the MakerSpace computers.

First-time users must read the MakerSpace Policies and Procedures and sign the agreement form stating that they will comply with the rules and makers are financially responsible for any misuse or damage to MakerSpace equipment.

Violation of the rules, responsibilities, and agreements set forth in these policies, loss of library privileges for violation of these policies may occur.