What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. (from 3dprinting.com) Learn how to use our 3D printer with training sessions. Sign up now to earn the 3D Printing badge.
To earn the badge, you must:
- Have a minimum of 4 hours of training (sessions are two hours in length)
- Successful completion of Levels 1-2
- Offered at the Fredericksburg, Howell, Porter, and Salem Church branches
- Grade 6-Adult
Earning the 3D Printer badge allows you to reserve the 3D printer to build your own projects in the MakerLab. You must earn the 3D Printer badge before applying for the 3D Scanner badge. In exchange for use of the machine in the lab, you also agree to also share information about your project with curious customers.