3D Printer User

3D Printer User

3d print


This badge denotes a student who has become proficient in understanding and using 3D printing in digital fabrication.


  • Choose 1:
    • Use Tinkercad to split an .stl file (from thingiverse) into multiple pieces for printing (OR)
    • Design your own object in Tinercad. Show how to Group and Ungroup objects. Show how to turn object for optimal printing (creating the least scaffolding).

Do ALL the following Criteria:

  • Download .STL from Tinkercad. 
  • Generate gcode (with correct printer & filament setting) from an .stl file and make a successful print

  • Change and/or load filament
  • Explain differences between PLA/ABS filaments

  • Explain differences in print quality settings

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