A guide for learning about and getting started on projects in the libraries makerspaces.

What is 3D printing and scanning?

3D printing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a digital model. The Libraries Makerspaces offer multiple types of 3D Printers that you can use, and workshops to teach you how to use them.

3D scanning is the process of analyzing a real world object or environment to collect data with which a 3D model can be constructed for use with a 3D printer. Files produced through 3D scanning are created by projecting a predictable pattern of light onto the object and uses the way the light looks on the surface of said object to determine its shape.

Our equipment and tools

3D Printers

Prusa i3 mk3

  • Plastic filament based
  • Resolution determined by file specifications
  • Build volume 250mm x 210mm x 210mm

Prusa Mini

  • Plastic filament based
  • Designed for smaller objects or designs
  • Build volume 178mm x 178mm x 178 mm

Formlabs Form3

  • Resin-based
  • Produces very high-resolution prints
  • Build volume 145mm x 145mm x 185mm

Creality CR-10 Max

  • Information coming soon!

 

3D Scanners

Einscan SP

  • 3D scanner that creates mesh files of 3D objects
  • Used for smaller objects and rotates around to get full model
  • Used to create 3D print files which can be edited or studied

Einscan 2X

  • 3D scanner that creates mesh files of 3D objects
  • Used for larger objects, rotated by the user
  • Used to create 3D print files which can be edited or studied

 

Additional resources

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2021 11:21 AM