3d Printing @ M|I|C/A

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Policy

Please check in with a tech prior to using our machines and when removing your print.

Video tutorials are located on the server at

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Prusa i3 MK2

Students should watch the tutorial "3d printing with Prusa" prior to sending a print. You should also provide your own 1.75mm PLA filament for use with these printers which can be had localy at MicroCenter. We are not experimenting with other materials on these machines a this time.

The heated bed is FRAGILE please be very careful not to scratch the thin membrane when removing prints!

Jimmi Beta

Designed and built by recent MICA graduates (2014), our Jimmi Printers have a 200mm x 200mm x 200mm build envelope and are always set up for 1.75 mm PLA which is provided by the shop.

More information about jimmi printers and the buildclass project can be found at buildclass.org

The previous iteration of our current jimmi printers is also available for use in dFab. This machine lends itself to syringe printing and larger format prints which do not require a heated bed, such as PLA. Courses which are hosted by dFab may configure this machine for their specific use. Build envelope is roughly 240mm x 240mm x 130

Prusa i2

We also have 4 RepRap Prusa i2 machines. These machines are available to be checked out to intrepid students who want to independently work on modifications, use other materials, or print with 3mm plastic. Be aware that this can be a complicated and time consuming endeavor. Contact Ryan McKibbin if you would like to check one out.