Brief Explanation

The 3D printer builds objects by printing out one layer at a time, using a 3D model as a guide.

How it works

It is essentially a tiny hot glue gun, that squeezes out melted plastic and draws a single layer of an object, then moves up a tiny bit, and draws the second layer on top of the first layer, and on and on.

What it makes

Mostly small plastic items such as brackets, containers, drones, whistle, toys, statues, cups, and more. Fun fact about the filament that we use, it’s a corn-based plastic! There are many other types of filament, even fiberglass and wood.

Equipment List

  • Printrbot metal simple x3
  • 3D Printer materials
  • Full Spectrum Laser Pegasus SLA 3D Printer

Safety & Basic Use Course (SBU)

Thursdays 7:00pm

Zone Manager

Michael Weiss
michael@ideafablabs.com

Slack Channel

#zone-3d-printers