Ultimaker 3 (Extended)


The Ultimaker 3D printer takes CAD digital files and converts them into a solid 3D object. The objects are created by continuous layering and hardening of plastic filament. The 3D printers can also create a solid object out of a digital file from the 3D scanner by scanning existing objects. Some of the common CAD software used with 3D printers are Solidworks, Auto CAD, Tinkercad, Blender, Sketchup, and several others. (Note Solidworks is available to students). Prints may take up to several hours to complete, and students will be given a limit of roughly 3 hours of print time per week. Software is available in the Makerspace to help provide estimates on print times.