This lab will allow you to use our equipment/software to build a model or prep one for printing. While our staff is available to assist, we are assuming your either are a self starter who has run through our introductory labs and wants to get your hands dirty, or have the basic background to use the technology in the lab.
This lab is intended to be a fast-paced technology walk-through of the process of creating a 3D printed object. In part two, we will discuss scaling, splitting, tolerances and other final model steps in Rhino3D, as well as converting to a stereo lithography file the slicer program (Cura) can read. We’ll discuss the various settings in CURA and how to set up the G-CODE file that the printer will use. Last but not least we will load a model on a Ultimaker printer and start it printing!
This lab is intended to be a fast paced technology walk-through of the process of creating a 3D printed object. In part one we will briefly cover using curated 3D printer object libraries and different CAD apps that might be more appropriate to different types of projects. Then we will focus in on the process of using CAD to create our model with a NURBS modeler called Rhino3D. We will walk through and create a basic model, as well as look at some completed models that were created for 3d printing and discuss what one should consider to make a [...]