Frequently Asked Questions regarding 3D Printing:
What file formats can be printed using the Makerbot Replicator+?
Wavefront obj (.obj)
ACSII stl (.stl)
Binary stl (.stl)
How large can my design be?
11.6L X 7.6W X 6.5H inches
Please note: The larger a design is, the longer it will take to print and the more expensive it will be.
What programs can I use to create my own 3D designs?
For beginners we recommend using tinkercad.com, a free and simple online 3D design website.
For those that have mastered Tinkercad we recommend Blender, a free and open source 3D creation program that is available for download from Blender.org.
Where can I find designs that are ready to print?
Thingiverse.com is a 3D design sharing website that allows users to download and print 3D designs.
How much does it cost to have a design printed?
The charge is $0.25 per 15 minutes of print time.
What material does the 3D printer use to create my design?
The Makerbot Replicator+ uses Polylactic acid (PLA) which is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources.
The 3D printer was graciously donated by the Friends of the Copiague Library.