3D PRINTING INDUCTION PRESENTATION
Prusa i3 Mk3s
In this induction you will learn
- the safe efficient operation of a 3D Printer
- what you can achieve with a 3D Printer
- a basic intro to designing for 3d printing TinkerCad
- how to prepare a simple design for printing.
- how to identify problems and what to do when problems occur.
- Closed footwear.
- Participants must be over 16 years of age
- 3D Printing Assessment paperwork (supplied)
Prusa i3 MK3s+
The Edge purchased 5 Prusa i3s printers to replace the ageing Up mini 2s.
- Build volume – (250(W) x 210(D) x 210(H) mm (11,025 cm3)
- 0.4mm nozzle
- PEI print surface
In theory, the Prusa i3 Mk3s+ can be set up to print using a range of filaments including:
|PLA||Polylactic acid (Starch based)|
|ABS||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|
|PETG||Polyethylene terephthalate (Glycol modified)|
|Composite Materials||Often PLA with carbon fiber, metal or wood fill|
|PVA||Polyvinyl acetate (Water-soluble Print support)|
In practice, we control the types of filaments permitted for printing, due to the emissions they produce when melted. For the full range, see: Supported Filaments
Elements of this wiki entry have been adapted from the Prusa 3D Manual Mk3S; English Edition, which is published under a CC attribution licence and is available here
3D printing operations
Below describes guidelines for coordinating public access of the 3D printers.
Prusa Slicer is the version of 3d Slic3r adapted for the Prusa i3 MK3S
Prepping your 3d model for printing
|4||Use Move, scale, rotate , Place on Face and cut tools to prepare the model to printing in the most efficient/ effective orientation,|