Vermilion Parish Library Makerspace

The Vermilion Parish Library is happy to provide a space for its patrons to learn about and use 3D printing.

3D Printing is a process that creates solid objects from various materials based on a digital design. Rather than cutting, objects are created by printing layers of material combined to produce a physical object.

Scroll below to find out more.

Filament Colors

Colors are subject to change, however we often have a good stock of the colors listed below:

Primary Colors
True Blue
True Green
True White
True Yellow
True Red
True Purple
Warm Gray
Cool Gray
True Black
True Orange
Special Colors
Translucent Red
Translucent Orange
Army Green
Sparkly Black
Sparkly Dark Blue
Neon Pink
Neon Green
Neon Orange

3D Printing Policy

Policies are subject to change at any time.

  1. Only one request can be submitted at a time.
  2. Printing is available on a first come, first served basis and is done by library staff.
  3. Jobs that require the printing of many components may drop in the queue position.
  4. Prints are handed over as is. If your print requires rafts or support structures, you will be responsible for removing these.
  5. The colors available may change without notice, and we cannot guarantee that your selected color will be available. If your chosen color is out of stock, we will use the most similar color available.
  6. Staff review and prepare all project files, so please submit appropriate objects. NO Guns, Gun Parts, Weapons of any kind or salacious objects will be printed.
  7. Print times are limited to a 10 hour time limit.
  8. The Vermilion Parish Library staff has the right to refuse to print any items for any reason.
  9. We will do our best to complete your model within 10-14 business days (Monday-Friday), but if demand for the printer is high, wait times may be longer.
  10. 3D Printing is available for patrons Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00AM-4:00PM.
  11. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Below are some sites to help get you going with 3D printing.

                                  Make Magazine


Cost of printing is 10 cents per gram. Fees must be paid in cash when you pick up your print at the Abbeville Branch.

File Submission:

  1. Files must be submitted in STL (Sterio Lithography) format.
  2. The current maximum build size is 220mm long, 220mm wide, and x220mm tall.


How to submit a file:

  1. Files must be submitted in STL (Stereo Lithography) format. Nearly every 3D modeling program can save a file in this format. Some, like Sketchup, require a free add-on.
  2. 3D printers use metric coordinates. For consistency, it is recommended that you design in millimeters and export your STL in millimeters.
  3. If you are submitting a file from Thingiverse, check to see that the model has been made on a desktop 3D printer. Thingiverse hosts many different types of models, some of which may not be acceptable for 3D printing. For the best chances of getting a successful print, choose a model that other people have successfully printed.
  4. For your first print, we highly recommend you start small if at all possible.
  5. The current maximum build size is 220mm long, 220mm wide, and x220mm tall.

If you wish to have something 3D printed in the meantime, feel free to give us a USB drive with your 3D printable file on it at any one of our branches. Please give us a contact name and number so that we can contact you when your print job is complete.

You can also email us an attached copy of your 3D printed file (.stl format), your name, contact information and any details you may want to provide about how you want your print job to come out at:

Approved by Vermilion Parish Library Board of Control on May 7th, 2024. Download a copy of  the 3D Printing Policy Here.