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.