3D Printing

3D Printer Controls:

Tinkercad is the easiest way to design your own 3D stuff!

Thingiverse is a big library of 3D models that you can download and print.

MyMiniFactory has a smaller collection of models, but they are more likely to print well.

SculptGL is an online organic sculpting program - digital clay!

What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is a method of creating a physical three-dimensional object from a digital model. 3D printing is an additive process, meaning that the object is created by adding material layer by layer. Our machines are Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers. A plastic filament is pushed through a small hole in a heated metal nozzle (the extruder.) That nozzle is attached to a robot that can move the nozzle from left-to-right (X), front-to-back (Y), and up-and-down (Z). The printer extrudes a layer of the model in two dimensions and then moves up a fraction of a millimeter to draw the next layer, continuing until you have a completed 3D object.

3D printed adaptations, 8th grade science project

Darth Unicorn, mascot of the Hall of Fail