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”
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
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.