Welcome to The Maker Society


Where your ideas are made real!

Our Services

Below are our current selection of services.

3D Printing Services

We offer 3D printing in a variety of materials and colors!

Full body 3D Scanning

Need a digital scan of yourself for reference when modeling? We can do that!

3D Printer Repair

3D printer trouble? We have the tools needed to fix most FDM printers.

Classes

More information coming soon!

Workshops

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CAD

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Overview

Get Your 3D Prints Here!

With over 30 printers from Prusa, Ultimaker, Lulzbot and more, The Maker Society guarantees quick turn over of high quality prints. Parts can be printed in common plastics like PLA and ABS, or more exotic filaments like TPU and Nylon.
Need something small scale with fine details? Resin printing is the best option as it captures detail unrivaled by most rapid prototyping machines.
All files must be printed in STL or OBJ format to be correctly processed for printing

In this type of 3D printing, plastics start in the form of a long filament that is then heated up and extruded through a nozzle onto a print bed. Parts are created layer by layer, and there are different settings that depend on the type of plastic used, quality and rigidity desired. Some parts, like those with overhanging features or irregular geometry require support structures while printing but these can be easily removed in post-processing. These support structures are simple tower structures generated in the slicing software and printed alongside the part. The cost of a part is determined by the material used and weight of the raw part, including support materials. Most parts are able to be printed in multiple colors, with color changes along the height of the part.

Materials List

In this type of 3D printing, plastics start in the form of a liquid resin that is kept in a vat with a transparent bottom in order to allow light to shine through. The resin solidifies when exposed to a pattern of UV light from under the vat then gets moved up so that the next layer can solidify and so on. Parts are created layer by layer, and there are different settings that depend on the type of resin used, quality and rigidity desired. Some parts, like those with overhanging features or irregular geometry require support structures while printing but these can be easily removed in post-processing. These support structures are simple tower structures generated in the slicing software and printed alongside the part. In the end, this part has to be exposed to UV light for a few minutes to fully cure all the resin. The cost of a part is determined by the material used and weight of the raw part, including support materials. Parts are only able to be printed in one color but there are many to choose from.

Using a re purposed Microsoft Kinect, The Maker Society has the ability to create low-poly scans of large objects, people, and even small rooms. 

Large Scale 3D Scanning

These scans can be used in lieu of creating your own model, just make sure you send it in as an STL. Another popular use is take 3D scans of people and create custom costumes! Whether it’s a few pieces like a helmet or breastplate, or a full Iron-man suit like what we did for YouTuber King Vader, the use of scans opens a lot of possibilities for 3D printing. 

Printer Trouble? We can help!

If you bought a printer through us, we offer a two year warranty. This includes general customer service and replacement with refurbished parts.
You can also bring us any third party printers for a diagnostic check with a fee which can be applied to the cost of repair if you choose to go through us.