3D Printing Club

1ST MEETING

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 7:30PM

35 BERRUE CIRCLE, PISCATAWAY, NJ

2ND FLOOR

EVERYBODY COME — DON’T MISS IT — IT IS GREAT

If you would like to print something out, prepare to bring an object in .stl format.

Ummm, if you don’t know what’s going on, watch this youtube video.

How to 3D Print at Rutgers?

3D printing event at makerspace, last Thursday was fun and inspiring. This is a weekly event, you can always join Rick Anderson at 35 Berrue Circle Piscataway Township, Thursdays 8 pm.

The size of the printer is 6 in. x 8 in. x 6 in. so largest module of your design should not exceed these dimensions. Printer uses ABS, PVA or PLA. These filaments are available in limited colors and our makerspace is not carrying them all but you can take a look to all availbel colors from makerbot store.

Basically the printer reads from a software called MakerWare allowing to read from an .stl or .obj file. You should prepare your model in of these formats. Autodesk123D and Tinkercad  seem to be the most commonly used software for this purpose but as a designer I would also suggest using Rhinoceros or ZBrush. Rhinoceros has already started a RhinoFabLab.

One of the most popular and free 3D drawing software is SketchUp, actually it doesn’t really save or export .stl but here is a tutorial to convert from prepared by makerbot.

For inspiration and watching some modalities and limits you may spend some time on THINGIVERSE.

Makerspace on Rutgers Livingston Campus

A makerspace is growing inside Rutgers. It is located at 35 Berrue Circle
Piscataway Township. In the space they are running Make Your Makerspace events on Wednesday evening, and a 3D printing night Thursday after 8pm.

As design area faculty we are going to visit their October 18th, 3D printing event at 8pm. Please join us if you like.

To see what a makerspace is:

http://makerspace.com

http://makerspace.rutgers.edu/content/what-are-makerspaces

and its critiscm:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/us/worries-over-defense-dept-money-for-hackerspaces.html?_r=0