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3D Printing

by Carol Kunzler on 2021-07-27T09:13:00-06:00 | Comments

3D Printing!

3d prints

 3D Examples

Looking for a 3D printer? The Huntsman Library has a MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D Printer that students, faculty and staff can use to print many 3D projects.


Using a special filament, a 3D printer reproduces a 3D model by dividing the object into layers, then slowly “printing” each layer by melting the filament in exactly the right place. The possibilities opened up by this technology are amazing! 

Two easy ways to get started:

  1. Find a design someone else has made. One recommended website that has thousands of designs already created is Thingiverse. Our printer requires the file to be *.stl,
  2. Make your own. While you could spend years studying how to render complicated 3D objects, we found a great site called TinkerCad. This site allows the less tech savvy person to put their imagination to work creating 3D objects.

To Print::

Bring your *.stl, file on a USB drive to the Huntsman Library main desk.

If you are in Richfield, take your *.stl, file on a USB drive to the Richfield Campus Library. The library staff will send your file to Ephraim and we can have the object sent back by courier the next day.

For further questions and current prices, contact the Huntsman Library at 435-283-7361.
 

 

 


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