FDM 3D Printing

Bring 3D ideas to life.


Check out our Events and Workshops page to find upcoming Authorization Workshops.

What is FDM 3D Printing?

FDM stands for Fused Deposition Modeling.

A FDM 3D printer takes a plastic filament and squeezes it through a hot end, melting it and then depositing it in layers on the print bed. These layers are fused together, building up throughout the print, and eventually they will form the finished part.

Our FDM Printers

FDM 3D Printers are available at both IRL locations.




Provided Materials

PLA Filament

(typically black, white, red, blue, and green are available)


Ultimaker Cura

DigiLab Slicer


This software is downloaded on all lab computers  and can be downloaded for free on personal laptops.

Machine Instructions

Have you been authorized for FDM 3D Printing but you need a refresher? Check out our FDM 3D Printing guide.

Example Projects

See what this machine can do.