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Makerspace Guide

A collection of resources designed to facilitate the use of Pfeiffer Library's resin 3D printer, poster printer, laminator, and Cricut machine.

What's included in the Makerspace?

Pfeiffer Library hosts several pieces of equipment in the Makerspace that are available for use by students, staff, and faculty. These include:

  • An Anycubic Photon Mono X2 Resin 3D Printer
  • A Cricut Explore 3
  • An HP DesignJet T230 Poster Printer
  • A Cold-Press Laminator
  • A Comb Document Binding Machine

Below you will find links to our how-to guides for getting started with each of these unique machines!

Simple Projects to Get Started

Not sure what to make or where to get started? You're in the right place! This portion of the guide outlines a few simple projects to get you acquainted with each piece of equipment and give you a sense for what each machine can do. Let's get started!

About This Guide - 3D Printing

Resin printing is an exciting process, but there are a few things that you'll need to know before you dive in.  This guide is meant to provide a roadmap to success as you plan your first 3D print.

This guide contains the following:

Some things to keep in mind as you consider what you would like to print:

  • Pfeiffer Library owns and operates an Anycubic Mono X2 resin printer with a build volume of 7.74'' x 4.83'' x 7.87''. Designs that are larger than this will need to be divided into multiple prints and may incur additional costs.
  • Although cured resin prints are safe to touch, resin-printed objects are not food or aquarium safe.
  • Cured resin is relatively sturdy, but not quite as robust as the vacuum-formed plastic of Legos or action figures. 
  • Designs that include a large number of thin parts are more likely to break -- both during the printing process and with handling afterwards.