3D Printer Available for BAC Students to Use

The Makerbot Replicator 2 uses an additive 3D printing process called Fused Deposition Modeling. It extrudes heated plastic into layers to build up a solid, physical model from a digital 3D file.

The video above shows one of the BAC's Makerbots printing a demonstration piece, a small bowl, that was designed parametrically in Rhino and Grasshopper by David Hansen, BAC student and Coordinator of Education Applications and Support.

Frequently Asked Questions
-Prerequisites - Working Knowledge of 3D Software such as CAD, Rhino, 3DS Max, or Sketchup
-Price - 10 Cents/gram (Most models cost between $1 to $10)
-Time - Depending on size and complexity it can take 30 minutes to 10 hours to print a model.

The 3D printer is available now for BAC students and instructors to use, however the items printed must be studio or course related, and cannot be for private or professional use.

For more info or to schedule a time to print, email CoDer@the-bac.edu.