MakerBot Replicator+ and MakerBot Mini Replicator+
- A 3D printer is a tool used to create three-dimensional items that have been designed on a computer. 3D printers lay down material layer by layer to build an item.
- Build volume for each printer (the largest object they are able to make)
- Replicator+ 11.6” x 7.6” x 6.5”
- Mini Replicator+ 4”L x 5”W x 5” H
What you will need
- Your object file –
- Knowledge of 3D printing basics. Patrons wanting to use the 3D printers should attend a 3D demonstration or visit the following site to learn more about 3D printing https://www.makerbot.com/learn
- Knowledge of the program MakerBot Print. This is software that allows you to view, arrange, adjust, and preview a sliced version of your 3D object. All print jobs must be opened in this software prior to printing. A tutorial on using MakerBot Print is available at the following website. https://support.makerbot.com/learn/makerbot-print-software/using-makerbot-print/using-makerbot-print_13586
15₵ per gram (final weight includes raft)
3D Printing Pen (now available for check out)
3D Printing Pen improves creativity and imagination allowing you to literally draw in 3 Dimensions.
15₵ per gram
EinScan-SP Desktop 3D Scanner
- Scan and convert items to 3D files
- Objects must be smaller than 12”
What you will need
- Flash drive to save your scan.
- There is no charge for using this equipment
- If you choose to print your item, it is 15₵ per gram
Is filament available?
You must use the filament we have available in the Lab. The filament used is MakerBot PLA filament and is available in a few different colors.
Where can I get files to print?
You can create your own designs with free websites like Tinkercad.com or Sketch.com. If you want a file that is ready to print, you can visit sites like Thingiverse.com.
Can I scan an exisiting item to 3D print?
We do have a 3D scanner that can scan smaller items. Items that do not scan well are:
Black or very dark items
Items that have hidden or hard to see spaces – these will be shadowed and may not scan well
- You may need to export the scanned file into a program like TinkerCad to clean up the model prior to printing.