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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


The Rose Makery has an Einscan SP 3D scanner available for use by all students, faculty, and staff.  It's located in the Virtual Reality studio.

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 using our 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.