The 3D printer requires training before use! To start the training process, click here.
We require that all students use 1.75mm ABS filament for the Polyprinters. Certain other materials are acceptable on the Craftbot printers. Once trained and certified on the equipment, you can use up to a slice of bread's worth of filament per month for free. If using the printer for a class, we will provide filament for that use. If you plan to use more than the allowable amount, please see a staff member about how to purchase materials to contribute to the community supply.
To use the printers, you must either obtain an STL file from a repository such as Thingiverse, or design an STL file in Solidworks or another CAD program. The software required to use the Polyprinters, Kisslicer and Solidworks, are covered in the provided video. Craftware is the software needed for preparing files for the Craftbot printers.
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