3D Printing: Resources
LinkedIn Learning has an excellent course on 3d printing with a Makerbot. The GW community has access to LinkedIn Learning through a campus wide subscription. More details on LinkedIn Learning are available from GW Information Technology.
Thingiverse is a website operated by MakerBot Industries. The website allows users to upload and share 3-D model files to be used on 3-D printers. The site is extremely popular and has a large community of people uploading files of varying categories, so if you’re looking for cool things to print, Thingiverse is the site to visit.
The 3D Design Gallery is the companion library to Tinkercad; a free, easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool. The objects can be worked on in Tinkercad or saved for importing into other CAD software.
Pinshape is a next generation 3-D printing community & marketplace for brands, designers and makers. They’re growing really quickly, and making it easy to find and successfully print quality 3-D designs. They are hardware agnostic and have community features like ‘prints’, that allow users to upload print settings & photos of models to help you print better models.
The aim of GrabCAD is to “help engineers develop products faster”, offering tools that help them collaborate with their files. But for the average 3D printing enthusiast, the best part of the site is their large library of free files created by a community of over a million engineers.
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Fab Lab at DC Public Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library
901 G Street NW
This is a do-it-yourself 3D print lab. Customers must sign a release and attend an orientation prior to using the 3D printers.