OverviewThe Maker Zone in Technology Resources is the home of three 3D printers that employ additive manufacturing technology. The Dremel Idea Builder, our first 3D printer uses a single extruder for clean, precise prints. Our second printer, the FlashForge Creator Pro is a dual-extruder model that can produce a two-colored object. Our newest and most advanced printer is the UltiMaker 3. This dual extrusion machine delivers high resolution prints and can also use a water-soluble filament for easy removal of supports. All our 3D printers use PLA plastic filament (a strong, plant-based, biodegradable product). A large number of colors are available for your use.
CostAnything you design will be printed free of charge. We do reserve the right to limit quantities or charge for additional prints of the same item ($2.00 each). Items designed by someone else that you simply download without changes cost $2.00 each.
- Design your object using a 3D application (see free resources below). We recommend using Tinkercad.
- Save or export your design as an STL file.
- Email the STL file of your design with your name and preferred color* for the object to email@example.com.
- Pick up your item in AL 207 after you have received an email that your 3D print is finished.
*The colors you choose when designing an object will not be automatically printed. Our 3D printers can only print one color or two colors (dual-extrusion machines). Contact us if you have questions.