3D Printing Services
We have three 3D printers at the Makerspace, available for patrons to print out whatever they want or need to enhance their lives. 3D printers build three-dimensional objects out of plastic by extruding hot plastic layer after layer, building an object from the ground up. You may use an existing model that you download from a site like thingiverse.com, or design your own model using makerspace computers. All of our 3D printers print using PLA plastic, a biodegradable plastic made from corn.
We use 123d Design to create our custom 3D printable objects. It is a free program that you can download and use at home.
You can learn to use 123d Design using the following resources:
123d Design Video Tutorials
A great starting place
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Up and Running with 123d Design on Lynda.com
A great complete course that will take you from beginner to master using this program to create your own objects.