3D printer

The Create and Maker Space has two Makerbot Replicator and 3D printers for your use

What is a 3D printer?

3D printers are rapid prototyping machines that create physical objects by laying down many thin successive layers of material. It is an example of additive manufacturing.

What can you do with it?

A 3D printer can be used for prototyping of items and other projects. 3D printers can print in a variety of different colours to match the needs of the user. Many items can be made with these machines, with some examples including: cases and boxes, puzzles and toys, phone and camera mounts, and many other models. With 3D printing, the only limits are the imagination and modelling skill of the user.

How to get started…

To be able to use our 3D printers, you’ll need to:

1. Gain access to our Create and Maker Space; and

2. Complete our 3D printer training session

To help you create what you imagine, we’ve put together a user guide, an inspire guide and offer regular workshops (via what’s on). Plus we have trained creative technologists onsite to lend a hand.