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3D Printer

The 3D printer is unique in that it prototypes through an addtivie process rather than a subtractive process (such as machining). The N3D's MakerBot Replicator builds parts by melting and subsequently layering up to two different colors of thermoplastic.

Note: Many different pieces of 3D modeling software can be used to create a model for 3D printing. The only requirement is that the software is able to export a model in .stl, .obj, or .thing format. If you are already familiar with one of these (examples include Blender, 123D Design, Creo), then feel free to use this for the modeling aspect of the course. However, if you are not familiar with such a program, please complete the SketchUp tutorial below.

Download PDF Tutorials: SketchUp Tutorial, 3D Printing Tutorial

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Installing Creo

If you want/need the Creo installation media, send an email to help@esc.nd.edu with Creo needed in the subject line, and specify PTC Creo 2.0 in the email.  Questions about obtaining Creo can be directed to Kevin Drew (Kevin.Drew@nd.edu).