Get Started with 3D Printing

A video walk through of the 3D Printing workflow at the Lab created by PHD student Haewon Cho


Introduce yourself to the basics of 3d Printing by watching this nice whiteboard animation series from 3Ducation!



We have 17 Ultimaker Printers in the Lab. You can review some videos here to get started using them.





Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad. There is no installation required, everything happens in your browser. That is the best way to start designing your own 3d objects!

Learn the basics of Tinkercad with self-directed projects  at Project Ignite.  Sign up for a new Autodesk account(use .edu email), or login with your existing account. This account will also work on and for all Autodesk websites and software download.

Fusion 360

Install Fusion 360

Video Tutorials that help you understand and design your own objects in Fusion 360


Lab Equipment

  • 19 Ultimaker printers ( Twelve Ultimaker 2+ , Four Ultimaker 2Go, one Ultimaker Extended, and two Ultimaker Originals)
  • Makerbot CUPCAKE (yes, it was used for that too)
  • Kinect for Windows , the Sense Scanner and the Structure scanner (Ipad mounted) which are good enough for most object/person scans.
  • Raspberry PI , arduinos, breadboards, led’s and more (to have some ‘digital’ fun, such as this project).
  • Six Desktop computers
  • Last but not least, a 70 inch TV