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Adjusting Layer Height in MakerBot Desktop Software

For Maker Commons 3D prints, each print must have its Layer Height set to 0.20mm or 0.30mm in the MakerBot Desktop settings when preparing a .makerbot file. To adjust Layer Height: In the MakerBot Desktop Software, click on the settings tab, located on the gray...
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Using Supports in MakerBot Desktop Software

You will need to decide whether or not you will need Supports for your print. Supports will be needed if any part of your model will be printing over negative space. If you are unsure whether or not you need supports, it is best to err on the side of caution and turn...
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Using Rafts in MakerBot Desktop Software

Make sure Raft is turned on in Makerbot Desktop settings before you export your print.  The raft provides a consistent base and keeps your object from slipping during printing. Prints submitted without rafts will not print successfully. In the MakerBot Desktop...
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3D Printing: Enabling Oceanic Research

Advances in 3D printing technology are expanding access to the technology to a wide range of disciplines. Long used in the engineering field, 3D printing is increasingly used in the medical community for customized prosthetics and bioprinting. Beyond medical...
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Graduate Students 3D Print Exhibit Highlighting Climate Changes Effect on Vulnerable Ocean-Based Organisms

by Tyler Koslow | May 10, 2016 | 3D Design, 3D Printing, Science & Technology | We all know of the societal impact that 3D printing technology has had on various fields, from prototyping to medical research, but one vital application that is generally swept under...
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