About 3D Printing
As of Fall 2013, 3D printing at Lake Forest Academy is here and available to the LFA community! The Media Commons has acquired the Makerbot Replicator 2x, a dual-extrusion 3D printer. The printer is currently being managed by Mrs. Kolovitz and Mr. Alvarado, feel free to drop by anytime to see it in action. 3D printing services are available to all LFA students, faculty, and staff free of charge!
Information about 3D printing at LFA can be found in this guide. There, you will find our printing policies and procedures, how to request a print job, and other information such as FAQs, a glossary of terms, and links to free 3D modeling software. Click on the tabs above or links below to access the various pages.
In this guide:
- Submit a Print - instructions and policies for requesting on 3D printing services
- Student/Teacher Examples - examples of some of the models produced by our 3D printer
- 3D printing FAQs - some common questions asked about 3D printing
- 3D printing tips & tricks - links to various tutorials and articles on 3D printing
- 3D printing glossary - common terms used in 3D printing
- Free 3D software - links to free 3D modeling and animation programs
Will 3D Printing Change the World?
The LFA Makerbot in Action
HOS Elective Assignment
For the 2014 Head of School Symposium Elective: Tomorrow's World: The Power of Science and Technology, students were asked to design an original object, print it using the 3D printer and then create a commercial for it using their own original music, CC or public domain work. Here are a couple of student examples.