SAN DIEGO SHARED 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP
In the 1980s 3D printing was primarily used for prototyping: this means the process was used to create one (or a few) items as a sample or test run for further analysis. Over the years, 3D printing has become a cost-effective and reliable method of manufacturing goods. If you need 3D printing facilities, consider joining the San Diego Shared 3D Printing Workshop at Maketory.
3D PRINTING: WHAT YOU NEED
You need three things to 3D print an object: a computer generated design, a 3D printer, and materials.
Computer Generated Design: There are many software programs that will help you create a design of your model. Most of these computer programs have a high learning curve but the instructors at Maketory can help.
3D Printer: An entry-level 3D printer can be as low as $200; however, such a machine will have limited capabilities and is more often used as a learning tool. On the other spectrum, industrial 3D printers can be over $100,000.
Materials: In the past, 3D printers laid down polymers (plastics) but it is now possible to lay down a variety of materials including metals and ceramics. Some 3D printers allow you to do multi-material 3D printing making this technology extremely versatile.
3D PRINTING & LASER CUTTING
Whether you are creating one specialized item, or mass producing consumer goods, our shared 3D printing workshop can help. Not only do we have the equipment and materials, our instructors can also help you with the computer-generated design. Some tools we have for 3D printing and laser cutting include:
- Markforged Onyx One Desktop 3D Printer
- FabPro 1000 3D Resin Printer
- 80 Watt CO2 Laser
- 150 Watt CO2 Laser
Maketory is a mixed-use facility with 26,000 sq ft of floor-space well suited for makers of all levels. Also available are resources for woodshop, computer lab, electronics & design lab, and more. Click to learn more: