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The 3D Printing Area is located on the top floor of Lansing Makers Network.


Zone Steward: Tim Schmidt

3D Printing Zone Tools / Equipment


  • promote the use of 3D printing technologies within the makerspace - software, hardware, and 3D printed products
  • showcase the makerspace's 3D printing


  • collect / adapt / develop a training curriculum
  • inventory and document printers on this page, linking to firmware, modified parts, etc.
  • create real-life FIXME tags, with a spot to write-in the issue, and a way to affix them to an item
  • organize group-purchase filament orders
  • establish a regular meeting schedule

Ongoing Projects

  • Get the Makerfarm printing reliably
    • Progress: Hot end installed and tested. Extruding works!
    • Tim Schmidt: determine the offset between nozzle and bed leveling probe, and update the printer's wiki page.
    • Tim Schmidt: configure and install updated firmware
    • Tim Schmidt: test printing
    • FIXME (unclaimed): soak magma hotend in acetone - it's already disassembled and in the glass container.
  • Refurbish the solidoodle 3D printer
    • Progress: Joe Zimmerman has design for laser-cut base to contain power supply, electronics, and LCD.
    • FIXME (unclaimed): upload Joe's design to the wiki
    • FIXME (unclaimed): laser cut a test to verify that the dimensions are correct, then laser cut the final version - ply? acrylic?
    • FIXME (unclaimed): install power supply, electronics, LCD
    • FIXME (unclaimed): run motor and hotend wiring
    • FIXME (unclaimed): laser cut improved magnetic side walls
  • Build a Wolfstock extra-large Delta 3D printer
    • Progress: Collecting parts
    • FIXME (unclaimed): print two motor brackets
    • FIXME (unclaimed): pull 3 NEMA-23 motors from the parts area
    • FIXME (unclaimed): acquire makerslide
  • Improve the frame of the Rostock by replacing it's MDF with aluminum extrusion. Some 3D printed parts may need to be replaced.
    • Progress: establish bill of materials