For any issues or unique requests, email 3dLab@newschool.edu.
3D printing orientations are mandatory for anyone planning to use any 3D printing services. They will be held twice per week beginning one week before the semester, and once a week after midterms. Before sending a print, you must make a 3D printing consultation appointment through the Reservations Patron Portal.
Faculty can now sign up for class orientations. These appointments must be made two weeks in advance. All class orientations are subject to approval.
The 3D Print Lab consists of a range of technological equipment, 3D scanners, haptic modeling devices and 3D printers (see 3d printer pricing & technical info). All 3D printing submissions must be done in person – email submissions are not accepted. Please check that your STL files are error-free (we may decline them if they are not). See our 3D printing prep page for help preparing and fixing your 3D files. Working knowledge of CAD & 3D rendering or manufacturing programs (i.e. Solidworks, Rhino, Maya, Cinema 4D) is strongly advised.
RESOURCES & TUTORIALS
- For a entry level CAD program, we recommend Tinkercad. It’s free and web-based, but you may need to use Firefox.
- If you are looking for the classic Makerware software, you can get it here.
- You can prepare for 3D printing by learning CAD and modeling programs on Lynda.com. You can log in to Lynda.com using your New School student account for a free membership.
- Looking for guides on how to use our 3D Scanners? Here are some links on how to do various scans with the Structure and Sense 3D scanners.