3D Printing is an additive process. A model or part is slowly printed in layers. FDM Printing uses a thermoplastic filament (PLA for our printers) which is heated to its melting point (215°) and slowly extruded (similar to a hot glue gun) in the outline of a shape.
A bed is lowered and the part is constructed layer by layer.
The NExT Lab is home to 29 Makerbot Replicator +'s and 2 Replicator Z18's their differences being their printer build volumes.
The Z18 printer has a larger build volume of the two printer types and also features a heated enclosure.
295 (x) mm X 195 (y) mm X 165 mm (z)
300 (x) mm X 305 (y) mm x 457 mm (z)
01. Prepare 3D Model
02. Check your Model
03. Slice your Model
04. Submit your Request
Students must provide three file types:
.stl (containing all parts);
Project/Request Names must follow the below convention:
colour_[hours of printing TOTAL]_[Rep+/Z18]_filename
Job Names must follow the below convention:
[hours of printing FOR FILE]_1of[total number of files in project]_filename.makerbot
Updated submission request naming convention:
Please ensure you have delete old jobs when updating files.
For the benefit of all students over semester, all students which require a print of 8 hours or longer to book a consultation.