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:
- Replacement parts
- Jewelry and accessories
- Game pieces and toys
What we’ve got:
- Printrbot Metal Plus
- Printrbot Metal Simple
What you’ll need:
- PLA, PETG, and TPU 3D printer filaments are available in Spark Place. (See price list.)
- You may bring your own filament from home, but makerspace staff will need to check that it’s compatible with our printers.
- 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.
.STL files are preferred, but .OBJ files will sometimes work
- 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.
Free online classes:
- Learning 3D Printing from Lynda.com
- Tinkercad: Modeling Custom Designs for 3D Printing from Lynda.com
- Designing a Replacement Part Using 3D Printing from Lynda.com
- Learning Autodesk Fusion 360 from Lynda.com
Find and share 3D design files on Thingiverse