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Multimedia Creation Resources at the Fordham Commons: FabLab/ Makerspace

Available colors

Black

Blue

Orange

Red

Translucent

Translucent Blue

Translucent Purple

Translucent Red

Translucent Yellow

White

Yellow

Printed at the FabLab- Giraffe

Giraffe printed by Chris in Transparent Blue

Building

Printed at the FabLab- Raven and Phoenix

Printed by Michael

Printed at the FabLab- Lowpoly Bunny

Examples- Stretchlet Bracelet $2

Examples- Chain Links $1

Examples- House Fly $1

3D Printing

3D printing is available to members of the Rutgers community

Welcome to 3D printing at the Fordham FabLab on the ground level of the Douglass Library.  Just follow signs to the Fordham Commons to find the 3D printers.

We have two MakerBot Replicator 2 printers.

Visit the MakerBot website for more information about MakerBot, Replicator 2, and Makerware

Please contact Stacey Carton at the Media Center or at 848 932 5042 for an appointment.  Or email sacarton@rutgers.edu

http://www.makerbot.com/

Getting started

Create a file for 3D printing using our software or one of your own. (.stl file)

Be sure to visit the Makerbot Replicator 2 page to be aware of size and other limitations

Make an appointment with Stacey at the Media Center (848) 932 5042 or ask for details at the Fordham Commons help desk.  We will provide you with the cost for printing your project and set up a printing appointment.  

Printing costs are $.25/gram, rounded up to the nearest dollar.  PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE- CASH ONLY.   (RIAS available- ask for details)

We will also convert your project to a .x3g file which is compatible with our printers.

You will have a chance to preview your project before printing begins.

Please visit the websites below for more specific information:

http://www.makerbot.com/faq/

http://www.makerbot.com/support/guides/design/

The largest build volume the Replicator can print is

28.5 L x 15.3 W x 15.5 H cm
[11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 in]

However, we are also limited by time and staff constraints.  Please inquire if you have questions about a specific project

Programs/ Websites

The following software has been installed on the Macs in the Fordham Commons:

Blender 2.70
Makerware 2.4.1.35
Makerware for Digitizer 2.4.1.35
Sculptris Alpha 6
SketchUp Pro 2014 v.14.0.4

We also recommend:

TinkerCad.com.  This site requires users to create a login, but offers free "easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects."

Also, many designs have been uploaded by users to Thingiverse.com.  Many offer free downloads and many are customizable.  Please be aware that there is NO GUARANTEE that these designs will print properly!  We cannot be responsible for projects that print incorrectly due to design flaws

The NIH offers downloadable designs at http://3dprint.nih.gov/

From the NIH website: "The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides access to a community-contributed database of bioscientific 3D-printable files."  The site also offers tools to create 3D printable models from medical images, molecular data, or image stacks.  (Login required)

Prosthetic limbs at E-nabling the Future

http://enablingthefuture.org/upper-limb-prosthetics/

"A network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a "Helping Hand.""

"The e-NABLE community has developed a collection of different 3D-printable assistive devices that are free for download and fabrication by anybody who would like to learn more about the designs or fabricate a device for somebody in need."

3D Digitizer

Now available!

Featuring Makerbot Digitizer

3D Scanner

http://store.makerbot.com/digitizer

Scanning is free, but please call ahead for an appointment

Sketchup

Recommended tutorials:

Getting started with Google Sketchup (older version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsfH_cyXa1o

Getting started with SketchUp - Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL01iW9DAEU

External websites

http://www.shapeways.com/

This site can allow you to print in materials other than PLA, including precious metals.

http://www.3dhubs.com/

This site can guide you to local printers, some of whom can use different materials

Copyright Notice

Multimedia Resources

Stacey Carton
Contact:
Stacey Carton MLIS

sacarton@rci.rutgers.edu

Manager- Fordham Commons- A Multimedia Collaboration Space



Mabel Smith Douglass Library

8 Chapel Drive

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527

phone: 848 932-5042