How To Files

How To 3D Print

Form2 3D Resin Printers
How to print with a Form2 printer >

Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D Filament Printer

Makerbot 3D Filament Printer
How to Print with a Makerbot – Coming Soon

Formatting Your 3D File For Print

3D File Format

The final 3D file should be an STL file. This is then brought into the specific* 3D printer software to create the final file for the printer.

*Tinkerine, Makerbot and Formlabs software. These are available at the Makerspace, on the 3D printer PC’s.

*Software for final print files for our 3D Printers:

Tinkerine Suite for DittoPros:
  • The best settings are the default settings:Resolution= Medium, Infill= Sparse, Wall=2, Support= none unless you have overhangs
  • Website >
Makerbot Print for all Makerbot printers:
Preform for our Form2 Printers:

3D Model Post Processing & Finishing

3D Models Post Processing

Here is a great tutorial on how to post process and finish your 3D models:

Post Processing Your Models >

Laser – How To Files

How to create your Illustrator file for the Trotec laser;
Making Your Illustrator File For The Laser >

How to use the Trotec Job Control software & the laser;
Trotec – How To Operate guide >

How to use the Epilog Mini Laser;
Epilog Laser Mini How To Guide >

2D Printer- Setup Files

2D Printer Manuals:

Designjet z3200 >

HP 3100 >

Misc Info

Printer & Laser Bed Sizes:

3D Printer Bed Sizes:

  • Tinkerine DittoPro – 8.5″w 7″d x 8.25″h  ( 21.5cm x 18cm x 21cm )
  • Makerbot Replicator2 – 10.5″w x 6″d x 5″h ( 27cm x 16cm x 13cm )
  • Makerbot Z18 – 12″w x 11″d x 17″h ( 31cm x 28cm x 43cm )
  • Makerbot Mini – 4″w x 4″d x 4.5″h ( 10cm x 10cm x 11cm )
  • Form2 –  5.7″w× 5.7″d × 6.9″h (14.5cm × 14.5cm × 17.5 cm)


Laser Bed Sizes:

  • Trotec Laser – 28.7″w 16.5″d ( 729mm x 433mm  )
  • Epilog Laser – 17.5″w x 11.5″d ( 450mm x 300mm  )


2D Printer  Sizes:

  • Epson Stylus Pro 4900 – 17″w x ?” ( 43cmWx ?cm  )
  • HP Designjet Z3100 Photo – 42″w x ?” ( 107cm x ?cm  )


Roland Vinyl Cutter Max Width:

  • Max roll width: 22″ wide (56cm wide)


Seal Dry Mounting/Laminating Press Sizes:

  • Max size: 20″w x 16″d (51cm x 41cm)