Hatch Curbside Pickup

Hatch Curbside

3D Printing, Laser, and Vinyl Cutting Services Available

Even though Hatch Makerspace is closed to the public, we can 3D print, laser cut, and vinyl cut your creations for you. Just send us the files and we’ll notify you when the job is complete.

Free and open to all: There is no cost for 3D printing, laser cutting, or vinyl cutting at Hatch Makerspace. Patrons are limited to one job per medium, per week.

Original work only: All file submissions must be your original work. Do not submit unmodified design files downloaded from the internet or other third-party sources. We want to encourage your creativity!

Pickup Protocol 

You will be notified when your job is complete. Curbside Pickup hours are Tuesday 10-4pm and Thursday 10-4pm. Please call Hatch five minutes before arrival: 781-795-2309. Finished jobs will be placed outside the Hatch door in a shopping bag and labeled with your name. Unclaimed jobs will be brought back inside Hatch until contacted again.

Submit Your Files

File submission is different for 3D printing, laser cutting, and vinyl cutting jobs. Carefully follow the instructions below to submit your job. If you have any questions, email the Hatch Coordinator: ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov

  1. 3D Printing
  2. Laser Cutter
  3. Vinyl Cutter

3D Printing Guidelines

  • All 3D printing jobs should be of your original design. 
  • All 3D printing jobs will be printed in PLA. 
  • You may submit one 3D printing job per week. (A "job" is defined as one .STL file.)
  • Hatch will not modify or complete jobs that have incorrect settings. 
  • There is no cost for 3D printing jobs.
  • You will be notified when your file is received.
  • You will be notified if your file needs modification or you have reached your weekly maximum.  

How to Submit

Email your completed file to ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov

  1. Please include your full name in your email.
  2. Save your job as an .STL file.
  3. File dimensions cannot exceed 5x5x5” 
  4. Please designate a layer height between 0.1-0.3mm. Files emailed without a layer height designation will be printed at 0.2mm.
  5. Hatch will not print jobs with a print time over 10 hours. You can check your file’s print time using FlashPrint which you can download here: https://www.flashforge.com/download-center 
  6. Please designate a primary and secondary color choice, we will do our best to accommodate. Files emailed without a color designation will be printed in Hatch’s choice. Available colors: blue, yellow, red, white, black, forest green, natural, metallic orange.
  7. For small jobs under 2x2x2”, there are many other colors available, please write in a preference and we will try to match.