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Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers
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Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers

with Kacie Hultgren

Video: Welcome

Hi. Then, we'll look deeper into the slicing and printing process, and My course, Up and Running with 3D Printing, Let's get started.
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  1. 1m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Recommendations for teachers using this course
      49s
  2. 1m 53s
    1. Introducing the Replicator series
      1m 53s
  3. 11m 35s
    1. Getting started with the Replicator 2 series
      1m 5s
    2. Loading the filament with the Replicator 2 series
      2m 45s
    3. Preparing the plate with the Replicator 2
      3m 1s
    4. Preparing the plate with the Replicator 2X
      1m 55s
    5. Leveling the platform with the Replicator 2 series
      2m 49s
  4. 9m 7s
    1. Getting started with the Replicator 5th Generation
      1m 14s
    2. Unloading the filament with the Replicator 5th Generation
      1m 27s
    3. Preparing the plate with the Replicator 5th Generation
      1m 56s
    4. Leveling the platform with the Replicator 5th Generation
      2m 15s
    5. Loading the filament with the Replicator 5th Generation
      2m 15s
  5. 12m 50s
    1. Introducing MakerBot Desktop
      1m 3s
    2. Exploring and downloading
      2m 4s
    3. Orienting a design
      3m 1s
    4. Printing via external media
      2m 42s
    5. Printing via direct connection
      2m 37s
    6. Removing a print
      1m 23s
  6. 15m 15s
    1. Structure of a 3D print
      2m 29s
    2. When to use a raft
      2m 25s
    3. Support material
      1m 37s
    4. Exploring resolution
      3m 3s
    5. Choosing shells and infill
      1m 57s
    6. Exploring speed
      1m 43s
    7. Creating a custom slicing profile
      2m 1s
  7. 12m 55s
    1. Troubleshooting basics
      38s
    2. Fixing leveling issues
      2m 28s
    3. Extruder maintenance for the Replicator 2 series
      5m 14s
    4. Maintaining the Smart Extruder
      1m 51s
    5. Fixing scale issues
      1m 30s
    6. Fixing incorrect geometry
      1m 14s
  8. 23s
    1. Next steps
      23s

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Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers
1h 5m Appropriate for all May 27, 2014

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MakerBot 3D printers are some of the most popular and affordable printers around. Kacie Hultgren also shows you how useful they can be. Dive in and learn how to get the most from your MakerBot, set it up correctly, and prepare a basic 3D model for print. Explore when and why to use custom settings like rafts and support material, and learn to troubleshoot problems so you can keep your MakerBot running smoothly.

Want more? Check out Up and Running with 3D Printing for information on creating your own 3D designs to print and other 3D printing technology on the market.

Subjects:
Prototyping Product Design CAD
Author:
Kacie Hultgren

Welcome

Hi. My name is Kacie Hultgren and welcome to Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printers. 3D printing is a hot topic. Whether you are prototyping or designing products, 3D printing is a great way to bring your ideas to life. In this course, we'll take a close look at the hardware setups for several maker bot 3D printers. And I'll guide you through the process of printing an object. Then, we'll look deeper into the slicing and printing process, and cover some basic troubleshooting so you can keep your machine running smoothly.

This course is for those new to 3D printing, or those new to MakerBot 3D printers. No special skills are necessary. We'll cover everything you need to get started. My course, Up and Running with 3D Printing, is a great primer on 3D printing technology. And while it's not a prerequisite for this course, it covers a lot of topics surrounding content creation for 3D printing, as well as other technologies that might interest you. Let's get started.

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