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Get Ideas Turned Into 3D Models

Here at the MakerLab many of our gurus are quite skilled in digitally designing an order to the customers satisfaction. Just recently we had two of our lab designers, Clark Csiki and Yazmine Carbajal, help an engineering company to design a conveyor system. Clark and Yazmine are both juniors here at Illinois studying Industrial Design. Clark’s passion for design process originally drew him to the MakerLab. Yazmine hopes to use her knowledge gained at the lab […]

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This Week of Making- Week 7

This week we were honored to have in our lab a group of representatives from ICBC bank in China! This group is part of the China Executive Leadership Program(CELP). CELP provides education to Chinese executives about how business in the United States run. This programs includes seminars, visits to US businesses, tours around the university and fun social activities. The executives are awarded with a University of Illinois certificate upon completion of the training. We […]

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This Week of Making- Week 6

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, stop by the MakerLab to print something for your loved one! We have plenty of red filament and there are hundreds of options to choose from on thingiverse! Don’t know how to 3D print? That’s okay! The MakerLab gurus and volunteers are here to help you make your ideas come to life. Better yet, attend our 4 workshops to obtain your digital maker certificate! These workshops include Basic 3D Printing, […]

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This Week of Making- Week 4

Welcome Back! The MakerLab is now open for the Spring 2017 semester. Be sure to come in and check out all of our new stuff we have. But before you come in, make sure to check our new hours! Monday: 11-2, 5-7:30 Tuesday : 2-7:30 Wednesday: 2-4:30 Thursday: 2 – 5 Friday: 11 – 7:30 Saturday: 2 – 5 Remember, Wednesday is our 1 hour free print day. Meaning that if your print is printed in […]

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Designed and printed at the Lab- Sink Stopper

What will you make? This is the first question asked when arriving at the MakerLab. In this case, the answer to that question was a sink stopper. Phil Calhoun came in to 3D print a prototype of a modified sink stopper. He had made a prototype in his garage, but needed a refined protototype that he could pitch to firms that sell plumbing equipment. He hoped to later sell the patent rights of the sink […]

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3D Printed Torso

24. That is the number of ribs in a human body. It is also the number of ribs on a 3D printed design a visitor came in to print. He is printing an infant rib cage that can be used as a mold for an infant’s torso. This print took many hours to print due to the all the support structures need to ensure that the rib cage printed correctly. Check out our design stories or create […]

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Take a Selfie with Max- and win a $50 full body scan and print

  Take a Selfie with Max during the reading day Brunch with the deans (Dec 8th from 10:30 to 11:30 am) in the BIF Commons area, and win a  $50 full body scan and print.   We will bring Max to the brunch and all of you can take selfies with him(and perhaps the dean’s if they are game). Share your selfies and get friends to like it, and you could win a full body […]

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Online #3dprinting now available for all #illini

We are pleased to launch online ordering with our partner 3dhubs. You can order online until Dec 13th 2016 at our new 3d printing hub  , even though we are closed for regular walk-in hours after Dec 7th. Once you order, one of our guru’s will arrange time for pickup. We have a shipping service as well. Save 25% on our online rates for students by registering at https://www.3dhubs.com/students. You must register before taking advantage […]

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Volunteer Spotlight- Will Jones

The MakerLab volunteers are a really important part of the lab. They help day-to-day welcoming makers, and assist with workshops and fixing printers.  Today, we will introduce you to one of our volunteers, Will Jones! Will is currently a freshman in the Division of General Studies. He is hoping to transfer into Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering next year. Will first came to the MakerLab to print a mount for his GoPro camera. Once he figured out […]

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Supporting the #NationOfMakers

The lab was fortunate to be part of the inaugural cohort of schools, that pledged support for the White House, Nation of Makers initiative.    The Nation of Makers is a new organization coming together to continue the work that President Obama started.  We are thrilled to pledge our support to the organization, with this letter of support. Dear Nation of Makers, As the world’s first 3D Printing Lab in a Business School, we are […]

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