ESSS has invested in a 3D printer open for all FAS students to use affordably for education, personal projects, and capstone. This printer is located in the Engineering Resource Center in room ASB 10826. The sections below contain more information from filling in a print request form, to using the 3D modeling software yourselves.
The 3D printer we have is a "Tinkerine Ditto Pro" with the following specs:
Free Open Source 3D Files
If you are a beginner, or want to see some creative ideas, visit thingiverse for unlimited free downloads of 3D models. Everything on the website is community based and open source. They have things such as figurines, phone stands, complex gears, decoration, drones, and more! Get your creative juices flowing! You might get inspiration for your own projects. www.thingiverse.com
Print Request Form
In order to request a 3D print, you will have to fill out the following form found on esss.ca/3dprinting.php On the form, you will be asked for your 3d model file link. If you have designed your own model and it is not on thingiverse.com, please upload it to google drive and link it in the form. You will also be asked for your choice in filament color. The file must be a .stl, .obj, .dae, or .amf. After entering the form you will later be notified via email with a price and estimated completion time.Request 3D Print
The 3D printer comes with free supported software that you can download from here:
This software takes your 3D models and allows you to modify some parameters based on what you want in your print. Parameters such as: scale, resolution, % infill density, outer shell layers, etc. We will teach you the basics of the software in our training sessions. And you can also find online tutorials here: tinkerine.com/manuals/TinkerineSuite.pdf
The price of the prints will be $0.03/gram + $1/hour. We highly recommend you do run your model through the tinkerine software yourself as it gives an output of time and weight after rendering. The model will be paid in cash when you pick it up.
*If your print is over 15 hours, the cost may be lowered on a case by case basis.
Bulbasaur Flower Pot
The ESSS offers a free 24/7 live stream of our 3D printer. If you watch it at the right time, perhaps you can even catch your own model being printed live! You can watch the twitch stream here:
If you are experienced in 3D printing or have high interest and would like to be more involved, feel free to let us know and we can definitely work something out. Email us at academic[at]esss.ca
Time to get 3D Printing!
We hope you will all get to learn something new with this technology and have fun in the process :)