What is it and what does it do?The Makerbot Sketch 3D printer prints objects in plastic.


  • Build plate is 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Uses polyactic acid (PLA) filament, a nontoxic resin made of sugar derived from field corn
  • PLA colors include: red, orange, yellow, lime green, light blue, royal blue, purple, black, white, and gray
  • Acceptable file types include: .thing, .makerbot, .stl, .skp

Perfect for: Prototypes, replacement parts, inventions, science projects, etc...

User Guidelines: Because of the demand, users are welcome to use the machine up to 10 hours a month. You can find the estimated print time by using the Makerbot Desktop Print program, a free download from Makerbot.

Disclaimer: The library can in no way guarantee the time frame for any project. The library is not responsible for the functionality or quality of content produced on the 3D printer. Completed print jobs will have the supports and raft left on. At this time, there is no charge for the use of these materials; this charge may be subject to change. Please contact library director, Monique Gerken, via email or by calling the library if you are interested in using the 3D printer.