3D Printing

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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative process by providing shared space, shared tools, software, materials and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.

The 3D Printing Area at PPM consists mostly of Level 2 equipment.

Additional training is required to use our Level 2 equipment.

3D Printing Area hand tools should be marked with orange tape or paint.

 


Safety First

Members must know the following information:

In case of emergency, call 911.
Our physical location is:
735 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
use this when ordering pizza or an ambulance

PPM Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plan maps are posted throughout the Makerspace.
There are 7 fire extinguishers on the fire escape plan map. Review the PPM Fire Escape Plan for locations.

First Aid

There is a FIRST AID Supply Cabinet in our Kitchen Area.
FIRST AID Kits are available in four areas: the Kitchen, Metal Shop, Wood Shop and CNC Room.

Eye Wash Stations

Emergency Eye & Face Wash Stations are mounted in four areas: the Kitchen, Wood Shop, CNC Room and Vented Room.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wear protective equipment in all Wood and Metal Shop Areas.
Wear gloves when using Isopropyl Alcohol and other cleaners.

Hazardous Chemicals

All hazardous chemicals must be stored in the yellow hazardous chemical storage cabinet located in the Vented Room.
Review the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information of unknown products before use.
SDS information is available via the QR code on the hazardous chemical storage cabinet or this spreadsheet.
Do not bring dangerous chemicals to the makerspace.
Spray paint, stains, and other approved items must be stored in the hazardous chemical storage cabinet in the Vented Room.
Please DO NOT paint indoors.


 

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Instructor — Josh Rafail

Area Contact — Mathew Palfenier

To help out in the 3D Printing Area contact us on Slack.

Classes

Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training

FDM vs SLA 3D Printing — according to the "new Bing"
"FDM and SLA are two different types of 3D printing technologies that use different materials and methods to create parts. FDM stands for fused deposition modeling, and SLA stands for stereolithography. Here are some of the main differences between them:
FDM uses a heated nozzle to extrude melted plastic filament one layer at a time on a build platform. SLA uses a UV laser to cure liquid resin one layer at a time in a resin tank.
FDM can print with a variety of thermoplastic materials, such as ABS, PLA, PETG, and nylon. SLA can print with different types of resin materials, such as standard, engineering, and dental resins.
FDM has more color options and similar strength in the X and Y directions than SLA. SLA has better surface finish, detail, and speed than FDM.
FDM is cheaper, more user-friendly, and more reliable than SLA. SLA is more expensive, requires more post-processing, and is more sensitive to environmental factors than FDM.
FDM is suitable for basic proof-of-concept models, quick and low-cost prototyping, and simple parts that might be machined. SLA is ideal for high-detail parts, molds, patterns, and functional parts that require tight tolerances and smooth surfaces."


Intro To 3D Printing — new class info from Josh Rafail

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #3d-printing
List of all PPM Slack channels
Note that we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Lists

3D Printers

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Print
Volume
Upgrades Reference
Materials
3D Printer

(MEDUSA)
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PRUSA RESEARCH

Prusa MK3

9.8 x 8.3 in,

8 in tall

MMU —

Multi

Material

Unit

(5 filaments)

3D Printer

#1

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PRUSA RESEARCH

Prusa MK2.5S

9.8 x 8.3 in,

8 in tall

3D Printer

#2

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PRUSA RESEARCH
3D Printer

#3

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PRUSA RESEARCH
Monoprice 3D printer
3D Printer
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Monoprice

Mini E3D Edition

4.7x4.7x4.7" SD card only.

PLA ONLY.

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Print
Volume
Upgrades Reference
Materials

3D Printing Equipment — Level 1 Equipment

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Reference
Materials
3Doodler create
3Doodler create 3Doodler

STAR TREK

Getting Started
Dryer oven
lab oven / dryer

with timer

(12"x12"x12" interior)

Curtin Matheson
IMPULSE SEALER new
IMPULSE HEAT SEALER

12" w cutter

Midwest Pacific,

MP-12C

filament dryer box
filament dryer box PPM
Fume Extractor
Fume Extractor PACE

8888-0825

Picture Item Manufacturer/
Model
Reference
Materials

3D Printing — Computers  

Picture Item Application
Software
Manufacturer/
Model
CPU Memory/
Storage
System
Software
laptop computer PrusaSlicer

Lychee Slicer
Repetier‑Server

Dell Windows 10
Picture Item Application
Software
Manufacturer/
Model
CPU Memory/
Storage
System
Software

Hand Tools

3D Printing Area hand tools should be marked with orange tape or paint.
Return all tools to their proper location after use. This rule applies to all areas of our Makerspace.

Donations Received

Wish List

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so we can provide a receipt for any donations you make.

Benefits and Policies

PPM members enjoy discounts at the following local merchants:
(walk in, show proof of membership)
Company Website Benefit Directions to
Logo WOODCRAFT
Woodcraft of Colorado Springs 10% discount    4438 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Logo CO Lumber
CO Lumber Specialties 10% discount 3636 Stone Avenue
Logo General Air
GENERAL AIR 10% discount 3031 N Nevada Ave.
Logo ACE
ACE Hardware Uintah Gardens 10% discount 1830 W Uintah Street
Map of stores that provide PPM member discounts
Map of helpful local resources curated by our makers
At home LightBurn subscriptions can be purchased at a discounted rate for being a PPM member.
The discount code is saved as a Pinned Message in our 'laser-cutter' channel in Slack.

PPE

Donate for PPE
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.

Materials

Filament For Sale
Picture Filament Size/
Color
Website Sale Price
Filament CSL
Copolyester


(1 kg spool,

Factory Sealed)

2.85mm

White

chromastrandslab.com $20
Filament IC3D
PETG


(1 kg spool,

Factory Sealed)

1.75mm

Clear

ic3dprinters.com $20
Filament Village Plastics
PETG


(1 kg spool,

Factory Sealed)

1.75mm

Clear

villageplastics.com/ $20
Picture Filament Size/
Color
Website Sale Price
Donate for "3D Print Filament" via PayPal: bit.ly/ppmstuff
Filament Cost $0.029 per Gram
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.


Red Tags

If equipment needs repairs, place a Red Tag on it and report it via the Pikes Peak Makerspace Slack channel #red-tags-issues
This advises others on the malfunctioning equipment and ensures that actions can be taken to service/repair the equipment promptly.
For more information, review our New Member Orientation wiki page.

Scrap and Trash

Trash day is MONDAY
Recycling day is MONDAY (96 gallon tote)
Single Stream Recycling provided by Waste Connections. Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and one time use plastics.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Always leave the space better than you found it.

Related Software

Modeling sw

Autodesk Fusion 360 — integrated, cloud-based CAD and CAM software
Blender — for creating 3D printed models (and much more)

Slicing sw

PrusaSlicer — prepare ("slice") 3D models for 3D printing

Member Showcase


For even more member projects, visit our #showcase channel on Slack, or follow our social media links.

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

  3D Printing — Resin  
  Computers  
  Raspberry Pi  
Autodesk Fusion 360 Tips
Blender Tips

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

PRUSA KNOWLEDGE BASE
Prusa 3D by Josef Prusa — YouTube channel
Ultimate 3D Printing Materials Guide — SIMPLYFY3D

Other Fun Stuff

Links to external sites:

https://www.3dbenchy.com/ — 3D torture test
https://www.etsy.com/market/lithophanes
https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=lithophanes
"Things we've built", including 3D-printed robotic hand (2015)
PPM Tool Color Map — Interactive
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