We do 3D printing at Ace Monster Toys! For an overview, see the 3D printing page on the main website.
The primary documentation for all our 3D printers is now the course document for 3D printing 101. Members must attend this class before using our 3D printers. This free class is offered every two weeks, followed by an unstructured 'hangout' gathering. (see the calendar for dates). Non-members are always welcome at the class and hangout.
We have three working 3D printers available (as of 8/4/2017):
Where they are
The printers live upstairs in the northeast corner of the co-working space; #214. The computer is configured with software you need for printing. For designing, you might want to use a different machine, or your own laptop. Feel free to put temporary files on this machine, but know that they will get deleted during periodic cleanup. The fileserver is the best place for your permanent files.
Filament for member use is kept in the chest of drawers under the table on the north wall. If you have a large project, it would be a good idea to bring your own, so you don't run out of your chosen color, etc. If you'd like to donate filament to the space we'd be very grateful. We can use 1.75mm filament only.
If you use anything other than PLA, whether you supply it yourself or find it here, you must read this page and add an entry to the table if necessary. 3D printing Nonstandard Materials
If you need help
Contact the steward, @mkeveney, on Slack. If you use the #3dprinting channel, you may get even faster response from someone else in the community.
- 3D Printing FAQ answers questions about 3D printing in general, and specifically at AMT
- 3D printing glossary defines some of the the jargon.
- Modeling Software for 3D printing lists some tools you might find useful
- 3D printing links lists some sites we think are worth visiting.
The following pages are out-of-date, but arranged here for historical interest.