Students design and print
objects using our Lulzbot PLA 3D printer and our Statysys Mojo
printer with RhinoCad.
Material costs for this ABS
printer are about $4/cubic inch so the students use this machine
more sparingly than the 2D CNC systems we have in our fab lab
the projects can be prototyped on the PLA printer for much less
2d designs can be extruded
into a 3d shape to introduce the relationship between 2d and 3D
as well as online resources such as
students are encouraged to use existing designs they have
already created to expand their skills into 3D.
Students are encouraged to
design and fabricate products that can create sustainability for
this system. the "bony fish holiday ornament" is an
example of this concept. Students also pay wholesale
replacement costs after the first project to sustain supplies
for the program. We retail some printed pieces to pay for
learning projects at jobber pricing if possible.
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