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3D Printing

This Research Guide provides information about 3D Printing resources found in the CCCC Harnett campus library.

Printing Policies

3D Printing Policies

Central Carolina Community College Library’s 3D printer on the Harnett Campus is available to Central Carolina Community College students, faculty and staff.

When you enter the library for a consultation or to pick up your materials, you are required to wear a mask per CCCC policy.

I.  The Harnett Main Campus Library’s 3D printer may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use the library’s 3D printer to create material that is:

a. Prohibited by local, state or federal law.

b. Unsafe, harmful, dangerous or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.

c. In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.

II. The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

III. Cost:  There will be a charge of $0.15 cents per gram of PVA filament and $0.10 cents per gram of PLA filament used in the printing process.

  1. At this time, only one color is used for printing a single project. Example: if individual selects to print an object, that object will be printed in a single solid color.

IV. The library cannot guarantee that prints will be printed in a timely manner--3D printing is unpredictable and printing issues do come up.

V. Items printed from the 3D printer not picked up within 7 days after being printed become the property of the library. Items must be picked up by the individual who submitted the print request.

a. Items must be paid for during the pick-up process. The individual who submitted the print will not receive the item until paid for.

b. Items can be picked up by showing a valid CCCC ID card or a state driver’s license.

c. Individual must wear a mask to pick up their item per CCCC policy.

VI. Only library staff and designated Laser & Photonics students and faculty will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.

VII.  Errors in printing are not considered the fault of the library staff and/or designated Laser & Photonics students and faculty. Prints will occasionally fail. Individuals will not be charged for a failed print and will not receive the failed print.