May 27, 2017

The Process of Prototyping

How to Prototype in the Maker Lab

As a professional prop maker, UAT Maker Lab Tech Mike Syfritt knows his stuff when it comes to Digital Fabrication. Students can sign up for a demonstration to learn how to use the vacuum former, 3d printers, laser etcher and more. Mike is a helpful resource to students who want to bring their maker projects to life. He creates tutorials on how to get started including the process of how to prototype a part. First Mike modeled out the mold box using a 3D model of the part. Then he 3D printed the boxes on the¬†Form1+ Printer from¬†Formlabs using the…

Build a 3D Printer With a 3D Printer

Next Fab

Want to learn to build your own 3D printer with a 3D printer? NextFab Studio has started training sessions on how to build your own “MendelMax 1.5″ 3D printer out of plastic, using a “RepRap” 3D printer that is essentially also made out of plastic. The $2,000 weekend class includes your own printer, which is about the price of a RepRap 3D printer, as well as, the 3D modeling software MOI v2. To build a 3D printer of your own you’ll need a laptop (recommended Mac OS X 10.6+ and Ubuntu 11.04+), Python v2.7+, the Arduino environment, and a few…