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The Makery: 3D Tech

Guide with resources for The Makery in Rose and Carrier Libraries

3D Scanning

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

  • Restoration
  • Prototyping
  • Scaling

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.  Both Makeries have 3D carvers.

 

Our 3D Carvers:

 

Design Software:

3D Printing

The Makeries in Carrier and Rose have Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers, which are the most common type.

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.

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.