3D Printing Policy
IRL Games makes 3D printing available for a fee per ML. 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, means making things layer by layer according to a 3D design file.
IRL Games’ 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. They may not be used to create weapons or materials that
- Are prohibited by local, state, or federal law;
- Are unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or which pose an immediate threat to the well-being of others;
- Are inappropriate for the shop's environment; or
- Violate another person’s property rights. For example, the printers will not be used to reproduce objects or materials that are subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection.
All 3D printing requests must fulfill the library’s requirements
- The print file submitted must be sent in .stl format.
- Only one print request per person will be accepted and printed at a time.
- Submissions by one person must not exceed one request per every two weeks.
- The print object must be smaller than 119*65*160mm. Requests for multiple units or larger scale items may require multiple prints in order to print. Costs will be determined on a print-by-print basis.
- Have proof of purchase of the file from the Mini source.
Printing is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is coordinated by the IRL Games staff.
IRL Games staff will review every object file before it is printed, and IRL Games reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request. The nature of 3D printing does not allow complete member privacy. The printer will only print an object in a single color. Color preferences may be submitted, but the IRL Games will determine the color of the filament based on availability. IRL Games staff reserve the right to resize projects unless dimensions are specific in the request.
Print jobs take an average of two weeks to complete. Due to the amount of time it takes to print an object, the number of requests received and staff availability, the IRL Games will not guarantee that a print job will be ready on a specific day.
The IRL Games is not responsible for failed 3D prints, although we will do our best to assist in completing successful 3D prints and offer pricing for multiple tries.
IRL Games will not be liable for functional failure of or injuries or property damage caused by objects or materials made through the use of 3D printers. The IRL Games strongly recommends that 3D printers not be used to make things that could prove harmful, or that would result in significant cost to the user if they fail.