3D Printing

Where are the 3D Printers?

There are six 3D printers located at the MakerSpace in Whittier Hall 109 - 113. Five Ultimaker brand 3D printers, model 3 or S5, are designed to print in PLA plastic, a versatile plastic that comes in a number of colors. One Markforged Onyx Pro 3D printer is designed to print in a proprietary carbon fiber and nylon filament that can be reinforced with fiberglass for added strength, creating a part that can withstand a higher amount of stress than traditional plastic prints.

The Makerspace holds periodic Intro to 3D printing workshops each semester. If you are unable to attend one of our workshops, you can still visit the Makerspace and someone will be able to assist you with getting started with 3D printing. Please check the MakerSpace website for current hours.

What does the MakerSpace have?

3D Printers

Laser Engraver/Cutter

3D Scanner

Sewing Machines

Vinyl Cutter

Waterjet Cutter

Wood Shop

Where is it?

It is located in Whittier Hall 109 - 113.

When is it open?

Please check the MakerSpace website for current hours.

How do I use it?

The MakerSpace is an open lab for students, faculty, and staff to use, but certain equipment does require training and certification before use for safety reasons. 

What are the space and machines used for?

They can be used for personal projects or academic ones, but priority is given to classes and class projects. The Makerspace is not intended to be used for business production.

Ways you can contact ITS or find information:

ITS Support Portal: https://support.swarthmore.edu
Email: support@swarthmore.edu
Phone: x4357 (HELP) or 610-328-8513
Check out our remote resources at https://swatkb.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/remote/overview
Check our homepage at https://swarthmore.edu/its