Tag Archives: 3D printing

3D Scanning for everyone

  First up: Kickstarter is a cool platform (check it out if you haven’t before). 3D scanning is the missing piece in the “new industrial revolution” driven by 3D printing. Occipital has just set the benchmark, coming in at just over 15% of the cost of the makerbot 3D scanner. You see it is all very […]

3D printing 101

Quick Guide: Download a 3D file from thingiverse.com Download Cura slicing software Open Cura and set your printer (we have the following printers at the Makerspace: Prusa i3, Makerbot Dual, Printrbot) Set your temperatures according to the plastic you plan to use (PLA: Nozzle 210°C, Bed 50°C; ABS: Nozzle 240°C, Bed 90°C) Set the nozzle size according to […]

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