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The Makery: 3D Tech

Guide with resources for The Makery in Rose and Carrier Libraries

Laser Cutter

The Makery in Carrier has a Glowforge Laser Cutter.

3D Scanning

3D scanning analyzes a real object and creates a 3D model.  Why?

  • Restoration
  • Prototyping
  • Scaling

3D Modeling

3D modeling through a software program allows designers to create 3D representations of surfaces and objects. 3D modeling is used in the humanities and sciences alike, as a skill in and of itself, and to support greater learning initiatives across disciplines.  

Check out the following software--they can all be used to design and prepare your object. 

3D Printing

The Makeries in Carrier and Rose have Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers, which are the most common type.  We supply PLA filament and assistance with setting up the print.

The Makery in Carrier also has a FormLabs Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer.

The Makery staff at Carrier and Rose can help you turn your vision and design into a tangible object on our Ultimaker or Makerbot 3D printers. Design or download your object file. We'll use a program called Cura to convert that design file to a set of instructions that tell the 3D printer what to do.

CNC Milling

Woodworking goes digital! While 3D printers are an additive form of fabrication - adding layer upon layer of plastic until the piece is complete, 3D wood carvers, actually CNC routers, are subtractive - like the old line about Michelangelo, where he removes every piece of marble that isn't David.  There is a small "Carvey" router available at Carrier Makery.