Services | October 21, 2021
Idea Exchange has a number of 3D printers available for public use:
Old Post Office location:
Clemens Mill location:
All of our machines print computer designs in three dimensions using PLA. Short for Polylactic Acid, PLA is a plant based corn product, which is biodegradable so the environmental impact is lessened.
You can create your own designs using Tinkercad, a computer-aided design (CAD) program that is easy, intuitive and child friendly too, or you can grab a ready-made file from Thingiverse, Cults, or MyMiniFactory, repositories of 3D designs that are free to use.
Material costs apply:
- PLA Filament is 10 cents per gram. An average job is 25 grams ($2.50).
- Ultimaker S5: TPU, ABS, and PVA filament is 20 cents per gram.
If you'd like to try our 3D printers, you can submit a 3D print design to oporeception [at] ideaexchange.org or cmmakerhub [at] ideaexchange.org. Or, come by our Old Post Office and Clemens Mill locations to check them out in person.