3D Printers

Our 3D printers build up thin layers of plastic to create real objects based on your digital models.

A few of the things you can make:

  • Prototypes
  • Replacement parts
  • Jewelry and accessories
  • Game pieces and toys

Equipment Details

What we’ve got:

  • Printrbot Metal Plus
  • Printrbot Metal Simple

What you’ll need:

Related software:

  • Tinkercad is a simple, web-based 3D design tool.
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 is available to create 3D designs in the makerspace.
  • Ultimaker Cura will be used to prepare your finished design for printing in the makerspace.

File formats:

.STL files are preferred, but .OBJ files will sometimes work

Project size:

  • Printrbot Metal Simple has a bed size of 6″ × 6″ × 6″.
  • Printrbot Metal Plus has a bed size of 10″ × 10″ × 10″.
  • All 3D prints must be finished when Spark Place closes for the day. If your project is large or complex, plan to arrive at the makerspace earlier rather than later.

Related equipment:

3D scanners

Learn More

Free online classes:

Project ideas:

Search the library’s collection

Other resources:

Find and share 3D design files on Thingiverse

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