Learn how to operate a Makerbot Replicator and Stratasys uPrint (which has soluble supports) 3D printers. The NIH Library is offering a free 3D printing service to offer NIH staff the opportunity to explore this technology. The printer is self-service and is available during Library open hours. Prior to printing, users are required to learn how to use the printer during this orientation. Orientations are held monthly.
The objectives of the class are as follows:
Learn how to operate a Makerbot 3D printer safely
Learn how to prepare a 3D model for printing on a Makerbot printer
Learn about common problems that can occur and how to prevent them
Learn how to submit print jobs to the uPrint queue
Learn how to prepare a 3D model for printing on a uPrint printer
The NIH Library supports technology education like 3D modeling through its Technology Hub. The library currently offers a variety of modeling programs, both free and licensed, in Pod 1. The library also makes available free plastic 3D printing on a Makerbot Replicator 2, Replicator 2x, and Stratasys uPrint. For more information about modeling and printing at the NIH Library, visit http://nihlibrary.campusguides.com/3dprinting.
NOTE: This is not a beginner class. Attendees are expected to understand the basic principles of 3D printing prior to this class. This orientation does not cover 3D modeling. Please check the NIH Library training class list for future modeling classes.
To register for the in-person class please fill out the form below.