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3D Printing

3D Printing: What you need to know

  • FDM 3D Printers are the MakerBots, Ultimakers, and Monoprice Select
  • SLA 3D Printer is the FormLabs (orange top)
  • To learn about 3D printing, talk to someone with the 3D printing skill. See the Skills Calendar to find out when someone is available, or just drop in.
  • Use of 3D printers requires a reservation. Talk to a volunteer or use the chat system to make a reservation.
  • Have your 3D STL file ready to go by the start of your reservation.
  • Overestimate your 3D printing time by about 10%.
  • If you don’t make a reservation, and your print overlaps with someone else’s reservation, your print will be cancelled.
  • Bear in mind that roughly 1 in 4 3D printers will fail. Plan your project accordingly.
  • Your reservation may be delayed if another reserved print goes a little long.
  • You need a safety orientation to use the FDM printers
  • There is no charge for 3D filament for the FDM printers, for reasonable amounts.
  • Talk to the Maker Hub Manager to use the SLA printer
  • SLA printing costs $25 per 50ml of volume printed.
  • SCRAP PLA FDM filament goes in the SCRAP PLA bin.
  • Completed prints go in the COMPLETED PRINTS bin.
  • Some supplies listed here may be out of stock, and we receive new consumables all the time. Please contact the Maker Hub to confirm supplies, or drop by to see what we have available. 

Please see our Workshops and Events page for the dates and times of our Orientation and Introductory Sessions.

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer (4 Machines)

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The Ultimaker 3D printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3 Dimensional objects though th

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Ultimaker 3 3D printer

Ultimaker 3 3D Printer (1 Machine)

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The Ultimaker 3 3D Printer has DUAL EXTRUDERS, which means that it can print with two different kinds of filament at

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MakerBot Repicator 5th Generation 3D printer

MakerBot Repicator 5th Generation 3D printer (2 Machines)

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The Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3

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Monoprice Select 3D printer (1 Machine)

Monoprice Select 3D printer

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The Monoprice Select 3D printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which

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3d printer

FormLabs Form2 SLA 3D Printer

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The FormLabs Form2 is a different type of printer from the rest of the models in the Maker Hub.

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Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner

Makerbot Digitizer 3D Scanner

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The Makerbot Digitizer is a 3D scanner that can turn real objects into digital 3D files suitable for printing. 

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