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Creation Station - 3D Printing & VR: 3D Printing

3D Printers

Makerbot Replicator 5th generation:

This printer has a single extruder (one color can be printed at a time), a 100 micron layer resolution, and a build volume of 9.9" L x 7.8" W x 5.9" H. It uses PLA plastic filament. 


Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation

Makerbot 3D printer

Colors available

One color can be printed per object. The colors that are available are: red, blue, black, white, orange, purple, yellow, grey, green, and translucent. 


Print a 3D object created by someone else in ThingiverseThingiverse allows users to upload .STL files and to share them.

Be aware of the copyright restrictions on each item. Download the .STL file or files for the object to be printed with the 3D printer.

Be aware that uploaded 3D designs are not monitored for quality. We cannot guarantee these items will print properly. 

Go to Thingiverse and start searching.

Other Websites with 3D files to download

Create Files to 3D Print with CAD Software

Design a 3D object from scratch using CAD software that will export an .STL file. Make sure to export or save your file as .STL so it can be printed by the 3D printer.

We recommend Tinkercad. You can use Tinkercad from any web browser- no downloading software! Tinkercad comes with online tutorials to help you learn the system.