3D Printing Club

Who We Are:

          3D Printing Club is a student run group with an interest in expanding our knowledge and other students knowledge in 3D printing. We have a variety of ways students can get involved, whether its printing personal projects, printing for class assignments and capstone, or even becoming a lab tech and getting hands on experience with all 14 printers in the lab.

A 3D printed mechanical hand made in our lab a few years ago.
A 3D printed mechanical hand made in our lab a few years ago.

The MENU

          Using the MENU, on the top of the screen, you can navigate to the different tabs that give you all the information you need to know about the club.

The “Where we are located” tab will of course direct you to our on campus lab. It tells you what building and room we are and what hours we are opened to the public.

The “Our Printers” tab tells you what printers we have in the lab, including the nozzle sizes on each one. This is helpful for when you slice an item for a specific printer.

The “Submission Form” tab is a direct link to our submission form for the semester. This form is crucial for those who are active members because it is how you submit sliced objects for us to set up and print for you.

The “Lab Tech Info” tab consists of all the information you need to know if you want to be a lab tech. Lab techs are able to be hands on with the printers, so if you want to work directly with 3d printers, becoming a lab tech is the way to go.

The “Lab Tech Calendar” tab is a direct link to the schedule when lab techs are in the lab. This is convenient for members to stop by if they have questions or need help with something 3d printing related. We are always happy to help. If you have questions feel free to stop by during these times

How to Get Involved?

The “Lab Tech Calendar” tab will allow you to view our schedule of who is in lab.  If you are interested in getting involved, bring $10 of club dues to our lab and fill out our covid acknowledgement form. This will get you 300g of printing filament to print with throughout the semester. The dues are used to give you filament and to help us get the money needed to keep machines maintained. This is why we have a no refunds policy.

          We welcome all levels of knowledge to the lab. We are also happy to help with any questions or demonstrations with any 3D printing related techniques, during our lab tech hours. If you are interested in expanding your horizon in additive manufacturing, 3D Printing Club is a great place to start.

Example prints on display at our table during the Engineering Expo last year.
Example prints on display at our table during the Engineering Expo last year.

Social Media:

          We have multiple sources of social media where you can see what we do and what local 3D printing projects are taking place. Find us on Facebook and Instagram. If you have any questions and/or can’t make it to our lab tech hours, feel free to reach out to us through email umaine3dprintingclub@gmail.com .