Giraffe printed by Chris in Transparent Blue
Printed by Michael
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 which print PLA plastic.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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
The following software has been installed on the Macs in the Fordham Commons:
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
Also visit MyMiniFactory.com for downloadable designs (login required)
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)
More biomedical models:
Prosthetic limbs at E-nabling the Future
"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."
10 tips, including rafts and shells http://talesofa3dprinter.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-10-tips-for-3d-printing-design-from.html
extreme overhangs and supports http://www.protoparadigm.com/blog/2012/01/printing-with-support-extreme-overhangs/
45 degree rule and droop http://printa3d.blogspot.com/p/design-tips.html
Creating solid objects http://jcflowers1.iweb.bsu.edu/rlo/makerbot.htm
This site can allow you to print in materials other than PLA, including precious metals.
This site can guide you to local printers, some of whom can use different materials
Recommended software for 3D modeling and slicing
Forget the Hype: This is How 3D Printing will Really Be Used
Mike Rowe on CNN- TechShop (video)
Thingiverse link with instructions:
Turn a Raspberry Pi into an Alexa controller
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