With our 3D printers, members can design and produce real items. Create your own designs using Tinkercad, a computer-aided design (CAD) program that is easy to use for all ages, or download a ready-made file from Thingiverse, a repository of 3D designs that are free to use. This revolutionary technology has a wide range of applications, from prototyping a new invention or creating replacement parts for machines to designing unique jewellery, art objects, and household items.
A full teen or adult Idea Exchange membership is required for equipment use.
Contact the appropriate location with any questions or to submit a print job.
The Ultimaker S5 offers dual extrusion, which allows users to print simultaneously with multiple materials, or with a dissolvable filament called PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol). PVA is a water-soluble polymer that dissolves when soaked in water. This means you don’t have to worry about getting hard-to-reach support pieces out manually. Build volume is 13 x 9.5 x 11.8 inches.
The Ultimaker 2+ delivers single extrusion with the capability of high-resolution results. Build volume is 8.7 x 8.6 x 8 inches.
A small FDM 3D printer that we love in the Makerspace. It prints fast and produces nice quality prints. It features a heated bed and auto leveling. Build volume is 6 x 6 x 6 inches.
This 3D printing workhorse has been with Idea Exchange for many years. Armed with a large printing surface, this FDM printer delivers quality results. It features advanced features such as a heated bed and auto leveling. Build volume is 9.4 x 7.4 x 7.8 inches.