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3Doodler Create Pens

The 3Doodler Create is the latest generation of the world’s first and best-selling 3D printing pen. Compact & easy to use, the 3Doodler Create extrudes heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure.

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HP Sprout Pro G2

Manipulate the physical and digital worlds in innovative ways with immersive technology that’s built with a PC, hi-res cameras, Touch Mat and 2D and 3D scanning capabilities.

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LulzBot Taz 6

“Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven 3D printing technology and one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work.”

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Makerbot Replicator 2

Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models. 100-micron layer resolution and a 6,717 centimeter3 build volume. DIY manual extruder troubleshooting. Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations. Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution.

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Prusa i3 MK2

An open-source fused deposition modeling 3D printer. Part of the RepRap project, it is the most used 3D printer in the world. The Prusa i3’s comparable low cost and ease of construction and modification has made it popular in education and with hobbyists and professionals.

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UP Mini 2

The UP Mini 2 is for people who want to start 3D printing in no time. With its new sleek design, the UP Mini 2 versatile machine suitable for anyone, anywhere. Features consistent print quality, new mechanical design, and the capability to print in 0.15mm layers.

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FAQs


How can I print something on one of the 3D printers?

There are three ways to get something printed:

  1. Pay to Print. Anyone can purchase a print. We charge based on the size of the model (and how much filament is used). See below for more information on selecting and buying a print.
  2. Design your own 3D model & Print for Free. Use Tinkercad or another program of your choice to create your own model. Student-created designs are free to print on EDGE Lab printers.
  3. Attend EDGE Lab Aspire & Print for Free. Sign up for our after-school Aspire program and get free prints during Aspire time!

If I want to pay to print, how much does it cost?

It depends on the size of the model. Although there are exceptions, the general guidelines for pricing are as follow:

  • Quick Prints (less than 30 minutes print time): $1- $2
  •  Small designs (less than 1 hour print time): $2 – $3
  •  Phone cases (about 1.5 hours print time): $4 – $5
  •  Medium designs (1-3 hours print time): $3 – $10
  •  Large designs (more than 3 hours print time): See Mrs. Potter for price

How can I find a design to print?

If you want to print a design that someone else has already created, go to www.thingiverse.com and select a design. Then, let Mr. Torres know and he’ll help you get your print set up and ready to go.

How long will it take to get my print?

It depends on how many people are waiting, the size of the print, and how many printers are currently in operation. Some designs can only be printed on certain printers, and 3D printers are prone to problems such as filament clogs, electrical issues, leveling trouble, etc. that take time to troubleshoot and fix. We can give you an estimated time, but please be aware that it may take longer than expected.

 

Software


AutoCAD 2017

An amazing, fast, and intuitive 3D-modeling software used by industry professionals.

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SketchUp

Free, easy-to-learn 3D modeling software.

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TinkerCad

A simple, online 3D design and printing app for students, hobbyists, and tinkerers.

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