3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed objects at NYIT Libraries is achieved using additive processes. In the 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.
The material we use is PLA filament. PLA plastic or polylactic acid is a vegetable-based plastic material, which commonly uses cornstarch as a raw material. PLA is a fully biodegradable thermoplastic polymer consisting of renewable raw materials. We have a variety of colors.
For assistance with any step in the process, you can stop into the Innovation Labs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also book an appointment with the Innovation Labs: http://libcal.nyit.edu/appointment/53466
https://www.thingiverse.com/ - Digital Designs for physical objects. This is Makerbot's repository of 3D Print files. You can remix any file for your needs.
https://www.tinkercad.com/ - 3D design. Use tinkercad to creat an original 3D print or upload a file to be remixed.
*Please only send 3D Printing files with .stl extention!