3D Printing is when you use a special 3D printer to print a 3D object. In this case, the printer is a Lulzbot Mini and the object is an STL file. You can find STL files on websites like Thingiverse, or you can make your own using software like Tinkercad. We use the program Cura to talk to our 3D printer.
We use Cura as our slicer (the program that talks to the printer). It’s a free download if you’d like to preview your 3D item on your computer. Other programs that we use include Thingiverse (to get and share 3D designs) and Tinkercad (to create your own 3D designs).
Both the art department and the STEM center have 3D printers. Please contact Dana Provence (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the art department or George Sellman (email@example.com) for the STEM center if you need more information.