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Educational Technology: MakerBot 3D Printer

facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.

3D Printing @ ABAC info

Try your hand at 3D printing

Scroll down to see resources for finding 3D files to print or even design your own files!

There are several links on this page to books and websites where you can learn more about 3D printing. If you need some help with a project you can visit the Baldwin Library and ask for assistance. Or, send an email to cdaniels@abac.edu and we'll get back to you.


General information:

  • Currently, we are not charging for 3D prints, but this may change in the future.
  • Each project can be printed in one color filament, ask if a particular color is available.
  • Our plastic material is PLA (Polylactic Acid - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid).
  • Build volume of our MakerBot Replicator is 25.2 L x 19.9 W x 15.0 H cm (9.9 L x 7.8 W x 5.9 H in)

3D Printing Classes

Free 3D Printing Class from Instructables

Beginner :  http://www.instructables.com/class/Beginner-3D-Printing-Class/

Intermediate :  https://www.instructables.com/class/Intermediate-3D-Printing-Class/

Advanced :  https://www.instructables.com/class/Advanced-3D-Printing-Class/


WEBINARS:

Lesson 1: A live demo of the stamp project: 
https://youtu.be/RtKdGo-_YQ4

Lesson 2: Covers the Sculpt tools in Fusion 360: 
https://youtu.be/V126jQK7Urg

Lesson 3: Demonstrates more complex modeling and mechanical joints:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4XnonJ55Ag

Video of 3D print

Time-lapse video of the Baldwin Library's 3D printer, printing a Stallion over 2hrs. ​

Books on 3D Printing

Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects

Tinkercad - Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

SketchUp - 3D modeling for everyone

Blender

MakerBot Desktop Print Program Download

MakerBot Desktop

This is the software used to print to our 3D printer. The software is free to download and allows you to see your final project before printing. In this program, you can calculate an estimate of how much time each print project will take.  Feel free to download it on your personal computer to view your project before coming to the Baldwin Library to print.