3D Printing

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The 3D Printing Area at Pikes Peak Makerspace (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.

3D Printing Area
 3D Printing Area  (03/13/22) 

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

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 link.
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.

Covid-19 notice

Classes and Training

New Member Orientation

Area Captain -- Trevor Banks

Additional 3D Printer Captain wanted
View all PPM Area Captains

Area Captain Duties

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

Classes

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

Training

Introduction to 3D Printing -- class info
Intro to SLA 3D Printing -- class info
Be sure to log your SLA printing job using the new Printer Usage Form.
Clear the resin trays of the SLA printers carefully and completely to avoid cross-contamination.

Events

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #3d-printing

Equipment Lists

3D Printing Equipment -- Level 2

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Print Volume Upgrades Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description
Ender 3 Printer.jpg
3D Printer


Level 2 badge.png
Creality 3D Ender-3 Pro

$400

(including upgrades)

no PPM

(donated 04/22/22)

Up
3D printer HAYWIRE.jpg
3D Printer

(HAYWIRE)

Level 2 badge.png
PRUSA RESEARCH Prusa MK2.5S 9.8 x 8.3 in,

8 in tall

$350

Included PPM Down
3D printer MEDUSA
3D Printer

(MEDUSA)

Level 2 badge.png
PRUSA RESEARCH Prusa MK3 9.8 x 8.3 in,

8 in tall

$1,000

Included PPM Up
3D Printer
Level 2 badge.png
Monoprice Mini E3D Edition 4.7x4.7x4.7"

$75

PPM SD card only.

PLA ONLY.

MR T 3D printer
3D Printer

(MR. T)

Level 2 badge.png
LULZBOT Taz 5 11x11x8in

$1,200

Included PPM (does not have

auto bed leveling)

TIZZY 3D Printer
3D Printer

(TIZZY)

Level 2 badge.png
LULZBOT Taz 5,

KITTAZ

11x11x8in Auto bed leveling

$1,200

Included PPM
ANYCUBIC 3D Printer
Resin Printer
Level 2 badge.png
Anycubic PHOTON MONO 2K 163 x 102 x 180 mm tall (stock)

$200

PPM
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Print Volume
Upgrades
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description

3D Printing Equipment -- Other

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description
UV Curing Box
UV curing box

(6x6x10 inches)

PPM

?

none PPM Up
Dryer oven
lab oven / dryer

with timer

(12x12x12 interior)

Curtin Matheson

?

none PPM Up
filament dryer box
filament dryer box PPM N/A

?

none PPM Up
3Doodler create
3Doodler create STAR TREK

?

? PPM
Fume Extractor
Fume Extractor PACE 8888-0825

?

none PPM ?
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description

3D Printing -- Computers  

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
System Estimated
Value
CPU Memory Storage Software Owner Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description
computer

(Resin machine),

"M-DESIGN-5-G"

Windows 10

$300

PrusaSlicer

Lychee Slicer Repetier‑Server

PPM Down
3D Printing laptop
computer (laptop) hp EliteBook 8570w Windows 10 Pro

?

Intel Core-i7 2.30 GHz 4 GB 750 GB HDD PrusaSlicer

Lychee Slicer Repetier‑Server

PPM Up
Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
System
Estimated
Value
CPU
Memory
Storage
Software
Owner
Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description

3D Printing -- Not Working  

Picture Item Manufacturer Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual Owner Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description
Tevo 3D printers (2)

?

PPM Down

(03/23/22)

?
Prusa Mk2s

MMU2

(Multi Material Unit)

PRUSA RESEARCH

?

Included PPM Down

(12/10/21)

MMU

needs repair.

computer

(Slicing machine),

"M-DESIGN-3-G"

hp Z200

$500

N/A PPM Working,

but not online

Windows 7
hot air

material (pellet)

dryer

Plastic Process Equipment THD-U SERIES

?

Yes PPM

(donated by TITAN ROBOTICS)

Down Under construction
3D Printer
(high temp)
Stratasys N/A

$1,000

N/A PPM

(donated by TITAN ROBOTICS)

Down Under construction
Formlabs Form 2 resin printer
Form 2

resin printer

Form Form 2

$2,500

Included PPM Down Unable to get successful prints.

May need new resin or new bed.

RapMan 3

3D Printer

RapMan 3

$100

N/A PPM Down Needs board wired and power supply hooked up.
various Raspberry Pi boards

?

N/A PPM Working(?)

but not online

Picture
Item
Manufacturer
Model
Number
Estimated
Value
Manual
Owner
Status
Up/Down
Problem
Description

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 Member Benefits

(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


Additionally, we have a Slack channel (#job-board) for members to post, discuss, or accept job opportunities either within PPM or from the community.

Equipment Reservations

PPE

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

Materials

Filament For Sale
Picture Material Filament Size Color Website Sale Price
Filament CSL
Copolyester 2.85mm White chromastrandslab.com $20

(1 kg spool,

Factory Sealed)

Filament IC3D
PETG 1.75mm Clear ic3dprinters.com $20

(1 kg spool,

Factory Sealed)

Filament Village Plastics
PETG 1.75mm Clear villageplastics.com/ $20

(1 kg spool,

Factory Sealed)

Donate for "3D Print Filament": bit.ly/ppmstuff
Filament Cost $0.029 per Gram
Or, leave donations in a black payment box, or use a QR code.

Red Tags

Use a Red Tag, which can be found in the red tag area, to designate broken equipment.

Scrap and Trash

Collect scrap plain paper, PLA and PETG plastics, and metals for recycling.
Empty recycling and trash into our dumpster at the back (south side) of the building.
Leave the space better than you found it.

Software

Modeling sw

Fusion 360

Slicing sw

Lychee Slicer (free version) for ANYCUBIC resin printer.
PrusaSlicer 2.4.0
PrusaSlicer 2.3.3

Server sw

Repetier-Server Go to our Slack channel to get login credentials.

Member Showcase

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

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Autodesk Fusion 360 Tips
Raspberry Pi

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

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

Other Fun Stuff

Links to other sites (external links):

https://www.3dbenchy.com/ -- 3D torture test
https://www.etsy.com/market/lithophanes https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=lithophanes




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