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Media Center: 3D Print Lab
This guide is an overview of the services and equipment offered by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library's Media Center.
This page is designed to explain some of the equipment and services offered by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library's 3D Print Lab. In addition to listing equipment available for use and providing an overview on how to use the equipment, users can explore related software, view news, and access other 3D printing resources. Please feel free to contact the library with your questions or concerns. We're here to serve you because "we see the future in you."
Discover 3D Printing
Checkout the books below to learn more about 3D Printing.
3D Printing by Stephanie Torta; Jonathan Torta
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
This book is designed as an introduction to the field of 3D printing. It includes an overview of 3D printing technology in industry, education, and the exploding area of Do-It-Yourself. It contains a detailed look at the common 3D printers, materials, and software. Using full-color images throughout, the book guides you on setting up your own printer and performing calibration tasks, including descriptions of printing methods, best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and how to finish a completed project. Divided into three parts, the book covers a brief history and evolution of 3D printers, along with their use in industry and in personal consumer use in Part 1. Part 2 gets you started with the set up and use of a common 3D printer, from initial hardware and material calibration and safety, to how the software functions work, and how to acquire 3D objects to print.
3D Printing 2E by Andreas Gebhardt; Julia Kessler; Laura Thurn
Publication Date: 2018-12-10
This book is a clear and concise guide to Additive Manufacturing (AM), now a well-established, valuable tool for making models and prototypes, and also a manufacturing method for molds and final parts, finding applications in industries such as medicine, car manufacturing, and aerospace engineering.
This second edition has been updated to account for the recent explosion of availability of small, inexpensive 3D printers for domestic use, as well as new industrial printers for series production that have come onto the market.
Mastering 3D Printing by Joan Horvath; Rich Cameron
Publication Date: 2020-05-31
Get the most out of your printer, including how to design models, choose materials, work with different printers, and integrate 3D printing with traditional prototyping to make techniques like sand casting more efficient. This book is for new 3D printer owners, makers of all kinds, entrepreneurs, technology educators, and anyone curious about what you can do with a 3D printer.
Design a Project of Your Own
Access complete tutorials, lessons and basic projects with Tinkercad.
Ultimaker S5 (left) and Makerbot Method
Makerbot Replicator +
3D Print Lab: Terms and Conditions
The 3D Printing lab is reserved for two (2) hours. If you are in need of more time, you can reserve it again if no one has reserved the room prior to your last hour.
Patrons may reserve a room up to seven (7) days in advance.
Rooms left unattended after 15 minutes may be forfeited.
User must have a NSU email address and an account in order to use the online reservation system.
If room reservations are made at the Circulation Desk, a NSU ID must be presented. Circulation staff will manually enter these reservations into the system.
General library conduct required. Trash cans are provided in the studio. Please make sure the 3D Printing Studio is left clean and free of trash and locked upon exiting the room.
3D Printing lab must be vacated 60 minutes before closing of the library
Belongings should not be left unattended. The library is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to personal property.
In order to have ADA compliance, tables and chairs are not to be moved, added or removed from the room.