3D printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model by laying down many successive thin layers of a material in an additive process.
Interested in printing something? Visit our web page for the web form (requests) and general FAQ information.
Interested in dual-colour printing? Please contact us directly for more information and consultation at 3D.Library@uregina.ca
In January 2023 Archer Library upgraded from a MakerBot 5th Generation and Makerbot Z18 to an Ultimaker S3. Sadly the MakerBots had printed their last designs in Fall 2022, as the technology moves quickly forward. The Ultimaker S3 is a dual-filament printer capable of printing a solid colour or dual-colour merged design. The Library's 3D printers use PLA (polylactic acid) plastic. PLA is derived from plant-based materials, effectively a kind of corn starch, and is the least toxic of 3D printing options on the modern market. The process of printing is essentially plastic filament being melted and thinly layered from the bass line upward to create a 3D object.