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Mountaineer Makerspace: 3D Printing

3D Printing

3D printing is alive and well at WOHS LMC! Our six 3D printers are free for you to use for class or fun. From action figures to key chains to jewelry, you are limited only by your imagination. Simply design your product, choose from our wide range of filament colors, and print. Check out some of resources on 3D printing below, learn from our experts, or jump straight in!

3D Printing Books

Fab Lab Creating with 3D Printers

by Amie Jane Leavitt

Call Number: 621.9 LEA

This exciting title serves as an access point for students whose interests in the Fab Lab tend toward production and the introduction of new objects into the world around them. It comes packed with tangible examples of projects that can be undertaken by beginner, intermediate, and advanced Fab Lab users. Furthermore, this title acts as a practical guide to better understanding 3D printers and how they can be used in a Fab Lab setting. Most important, the text shows how Fab Lab skills are relevant to students' STEM classes at school and their development of a career path.

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3D Printing for Dummies

by Kalani Kirk Hausman

Call Number: 621.988 HAU

Explains how 3D printing works, how it can be used in business, and how it can be used by individuals.

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Design for 3D Printing : Scanning, Creating, Editing, Remixing, and Making in Three Dimensions

by Samuel N. Bernier, Bertier Luyt & Tatiana Reinhard

Call Number: 621.9 BER

Using tutorials and case studies, teaches techniques for turning a product idea into a 3D model and prototype, focusing on free design software and affordable technologies.

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3D Printing and Medicine

by Craig E. Blohm

Call Number: 610.28 BLO

Describes how medicine uses three-dimensional printing to make low-cost prostheses, replace diseased organs, produce new pharmaceuticals, and create models to guide surgeons through difficult operations. This technology can make health care more affordable, more personalized, and more available to people around the world.

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Incredible Projects Using 3D Printing

by Joe Greek

Call Number: 681 GRE

Though they may sound like something out of science fiction, 3-D printers are not only real but also increasingly common. Popular with both the Maker Movement and businesses, the 3-D printer has multiple uses. It's great for making prototypes and creating cool projects. Some experts even believe that additive manufacturing--or 3-D printing on the industrial level--is the wave of the future. Readers will learn about a variety of 3-D printing methods, weigh the pros and cons of 3-D printing, and discover 3-D printing's applications in fields as diverse as fashion, food, and medicine

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Getting the Most out of Makerspaces to Create with 3-D Printers

by Nicki Peter Petrikowski

Call Number: 621.9 PET

3-D printing allows for the creation of nearly any type of object, from an entire house to a human organ. Now with makerspaces, collaborative engineering workspaces, virtually anyone can utilize these printers to make anything they can dream up. This title shows young people just how. With information on where to find makerspaces in their local community to the latest types of 3-D printers available, this resource grabs the interest of engineering-minded students and sets them on course to excel in STEM classes. This book also includes examples of interesting beginner projects to create and print at a makerspace.

3D Printing Tutorials

3D Printing in Action



Cool Stuff with 3D Printing


Looking for 3D design inspiration, ideas, or challenges? Try heading over to and checking out some of the designs shared there. You might just find your next project.