Makerspace 3D Printer Policy Makerspace 3D Printer Policy

All makerspace users who have conducted a Makerspace Induction can visit the makerspace by themselves and use the 3D printers, however there are some things you should know before coming:

  • The Computer and Internet Conditions of Use Policy apply to the use of the 3D printer.
  • The library reserves the right to refuse production of any content at any time, at the discretion of staff.  Examples of objects that will not be produced include, but are not limited to:
    • Any object prohibited by Australian Law
    • Objects that are unsafe, dangerous or pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of others
    • Items that can be viewed as threatening or racially, ethnically or otherwise provocative or inappropriate in the library environment.
    • Objects in violation of intellectual property rights or in violation of Australian copyright, patent or trademark legislation.
  • Noosa Council takes no responsibility for any object created with the 3D printers or any harm or injury as a result of any usage of the equipment.
  • Noosa Council takes no liability for the future use of 3D printed products. 
  • A maximum of 3 hours print time will be allotted per person per day.  User’s print jobs need to be completed within this timeframe and collected before leaving the makerspace. 
  • Longer printing jobs and printing times may be available in off-peak periods at the discretion of staff, subject to availability and may incur a cost.
  • Staff may offer minimal assistance with design instruction as per Computer and Internet Conditions of Use Policy.
  • Only library computers may be connected to library machines. Ie. 3D Printers
  • Staff are not responsible for the quality of print jobs – if it does not clean properly or does not work, nor the clean-up of rafts and supports if they were required in the print.  Small bumps or rough edges may occur on the object, which can be cleaned with fine sandpaper or other tools.


Printing Examples