3D Printer Mechanic

3D Printer Mechanic

3d printer


This micro-credential denotes a student who has become adept at maintaining a 3D printer for digital fabrication.

Instructions: To earn a micro-credential, take pictures or video of each criterion to show as evidence of your mastery.  When sending in your evidence be sure to organize your evidence and add captions or descriptors to explain what is happening.  Please do not send in multiple jpegs without organizing them in Slides, Docs, etc.
  • Calibration: Perform all three of the following types of calibration
    • XYZ axis
    • first layer calibration
    • perform live Z calibration

  • Clear/clean any obstructions from nozzles and extruders

  • Demonstrate ability to use LCD menu tree (preheat, relocate extruder (move axes), print from SD)
  • Explain LCD monitor information (actual/goal temps, time estimates, completion %)


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