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See what students have created using the Exploratory:
This Exploratory is located in the Daniel J. Patterson Campus Library and Learning Commons.
Hours of operation are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
For faculty/staff use of the Exploratory please contact Matt Bohun (DJP).
*** Please note that users are responsible for replacement costs of lost or broken equipment after room usage.***
Although use of the Exploratory is free-of-charge to students, staff, and faculty at Niagara College, patrons are expected to provide their own consumable supplies (i.e. cardstock, buttons, sewing supplies, vinyl, transferable ink sheets etc.) for use in the Exploratory. Upon request, however, the Libraries and Learning Commons offers the following supplies to patrons at-cost:
In order to ensure an ongoing and sustainable 3D Printing service:
If you have any questions, please contact us for further assistance.
*** To support an ongoing and sustainable 3D printing service, starting September 5, 2023 there will be changes to the cost of 3D printing from ncLibraries. ***
Thank you for your understanding.
Please contact ncLibraries with any questions.
Submit your 3D Print Job here.
Niagara College students, staff, and faculty have access to a 3D printer and scanner at the NOTL Campus Library’s Exploratory.
The filament used to create objects is Polylactic Acid (PLA) which is a biodegradable polymer derived from renewable resources. The material has a smooth appearance but it actually porous. This means that it should never be used to make articles that come into contact with food, for example.
Most requests will be printed by ncLibraries but keep in mind because this is an academic setting some items will not be printed.
Learn more about the basics of 3D printing and scanning from the tutorials available on ALL3DP.com!
Problems with your print? Check out these troubleshooting guides:
ncLibraries Exploratory reserves the right to: