3D Printing

What is 3D Printing?

3-D printing refers to a variety of processes in which a computer is used to control the addition of material layer by layer to create a 3-D object.  The term refers to a variety of techniques, and the term “additive manufacturing” is used to encompass the various methods currently in use. Typically, the process begins with an object being designed using CAD (computer-aided design) software. Three of the most popular 3-D printing processes are fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), and stereolithography (SLA). FDM is the 3-D printing process that’s used most frequently and is the type of printers we have in our library. 

Adapted from “A Beginners Guide to 3D Printing”

Important Notes

Our Printer: Flashforge Finder

Maximum print size: 5.5″ x 5.5″

Filetype needed: .STL

Slicer Used: PolarCloud

Filament Type: Hatchbox PLA

Filament Color: White

STEP 1: Create a TinkerCAD Account

  1. Go to www.tinkercad.com
  2. Click “Sign Up”
  3. Choose “Create a Personal Account”
  4. Select “Sign-in with Google”
  5. Choose “Continue” and “Allow”
  6. If prompted to join a class, enter this code: F2VVTUZ2G2ZF

STEP 2: Create Your Design

Designing in TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD Tutorials

Dozens of step-by-step tutorials to master 3D design

NOTE: Maximum design size is 5.5″ x 5.5″

STEP 3: Connect to Our Printers

Create a Polar3D Account

Sign in with your @camphillsd.org Google account

Connect to Our School

Enter School Code: EJDFF3EY

STEP 4: Send to Print

Click "Export" in your TinkerCAD design

Select the "3D Print" tab and choose Polar3D

Your design will be sent to Polar3D. Select "3D Print"

Select "Send Job" in the "My School" column

Rename your job (if you'd like) and click "Create"

All items will be printed in white so you can paint them any colors you’d like. We will send you a message in Schoology as soon as your design is printed or if we are unable to print your design.