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Maker Lab

Prusa 3D Printer

Prusa 3D Printer

 Pursa i3 MK3

The Prusa is a hobby class prototyping machine that heats up solid plastic to print 3D parts. In the Maker Lab we have 8 Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printers and 6 Prusa Mini 3D Printers.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and 3D Printer Training

MK3S Workspace: 250x210x210mm (9.8x8.3x8.3 inches)

Mini Workspace: 180x180x180mm (7x7x7 inches)

MK3S Materials: PLA, ABS,Flex PP, Ninjaflex, Nylon, and more

Mini Materials: PLA, PETG, ASA, ABS, Flex

File Types: STL, 3MF, OBJ

Material Fees: School-related prints are free. Personal prints are charged based on material use.

Common Terminology: Raft- a base that is printed to create a foundation for the part(s) to be printed on top of; Skirt- an outline that is printed to clean the extruder without touching the part; Brim- a specialized type of skirt that touches the part and is useful for increasing the surface area for small parts

PDF Links

Safety Training 3D Printer

Video Links

Prusa 3D YouTube Channel


Software for creating 3D model:

You can use any 3D modeling software that can save as a STL, 3MF, or OBJ. Here are some free options.

AutoDesk Suite offers free software. Recommend Fusion 360 for experienced or TinkerCAD for beginners

SketchUp offers free software

Software for slicing 3D model to send to 3D printer:

Ultimaker Cura Software


Manufacture Information

Prusa 3D Website

Prusa i3 MK3 Product Line

Prusa Mini Product Line

New User Guides for Prusa i3 MK3S

Sample Projects

Build Plate Adhesion Sample

Sample print to show the various types of build plate adhesion (skirt, brim, raft) when printing. You can also print models to be used for prototyping, final production, gifts, and more.
The acrylic plate the samples are mounted to was engraved and cut in the laser cutter. The engraving was then painted in to add contrast.

Prusa build plate adhesion

Other Resources for ideas include--

Thingiverse for 3D printer ideas