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1. Introduction to the 3D Workshop

Getting started in the 3D Workshop.

Downloads and Links for Laser cutting

Laser Cutting Laser Cutter Information

Below are examples of objects generated via free online services and some available for download....

Table Saw

Cutting

Acrylic

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

Styrene

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE)

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

Vinyl

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

Plywood

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

PLA

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

Styrofoam

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

Plaster

Most common materials used in the 3D wo...

Laser Cutting Essential Info

Laser Cutting Laser Cutter Information

The lasercutters can be used to cut a wide range of flat materials including wood, plastic, rubbe...

Ultimaker Useful Resources

3D Printing Ultimaker FDM 3D Printers

The guides below cover a range of print/design considerations in detail. Designing for FDM 3D Pr...

Ultimaker Video Guides

3D Printing Ultimaker FDM 3D Printers

How to check and repair 3D models 3D printing guides - Fixing stl files with netfabb 3D print...

CNC Routing Essential Info

CNC Routing

What is CNC Routing? A CNC Router is a computer controlled machine that has a mounted spindle,...

Where do I buy materials?

Where do I buy materials?

We stock a range of materials which can be purchased via the eStore. Additionally you can purcha...

Fret Saws

Cutting

File Preparation in Adobe Illustrator for Vinyl cutting

Vinyl Cutting Vinyl Cutter Information

Illustrator file set up Open Illustrator and create a new document with RGB colour profile and ...

Preparing to cut on Silhouette vinyl cutter software

Vinyl Cutting Vinyl Cutter Information

Open your .DXF and group all the elements with CMD+G to retain their position and move into an a...

Ultimaker 3D Printers: Essential Info

3D Printing Ultimaker FDM 3D Printers

In the 3D Workshop the are four Ultimaker 3D Printers for student use. Ultimaker is a brand of...

3D Scanning at Home Options

Work from Home Resources

If you need to scan outside of the 3D Workshop there are photogrammetry software and apps availab...

File Downloads for the CNC router

CNC Routing

CNC Cut Slot Boxes CNC routing is a quick and easy way to create a Slot Box. On the left you c...

Where is the 3D Workshop?

3D Workshop Essential Info

The 3D Workshop is situated on the ground floor of the workshop block. This is to the right of Le...

Who works in the 3D Workshop?

3D Workshop Essential Info

If you need to contact the team please email 3dworkshop.lcc@arts.ac.uk. .team td { border: none;...

What is the 3D Workshop?

3D Workshop Essential Info

In the 3D Workshop students can work with wood, cardboard and a whole range of plastics. The area...

Vinyl Cutting Essential Info

Vinyl Cutting Vinyl Cutter Information

The vinyl cutters can be used to cut designs from self adhesive vinyl that can be transferred to ...

Approved Spray Paints

Spray Paints

We have a ventilated spray booth inside the plastics room for students wishing to work with spray...

Introduction to Plastics

Plastics Essential Info

We have an area set aside for plastics where you can vacuum form plastics, cut polystyrene foam...

How do I access the 3D Workshop?

3D Workshop Essential Info

Please note: the 3D Workshop is currently closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the l...

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

Health & Safety in the 3D Workshop

If you discover a fire Activate the fire alarm at the nearest call-point located adjacent to all...

Bandsaws

Cutting

Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3D Printer

3D Printing

7. 3D Scanning

3D Scanning resources.

Spray Paints

Approved spray paints for use in the 3D Workshop.

2. Woodwork

Essential woodworking information for the workshop.

3. Plastics

Information about working with plastics in the workshop.

5. 3D Printing and CNC Routing

FDM / SLA 3D Printing and CNC routing in the 3D Workshop.

4. Painting and Finishing

Painting and finishing information in the 3D Workshop.

6. Laser and Vinyl Cutting

How to guides for the laser cutters and vinyl cutters in the 3D Workshop.

8. Materials

Materials you can use in the 3D Workshop and where to buy them.

3D Workshop Essential Info

How to access and make use of the 3D Workshop.

Laser Cutting

How-to and setup guides for the laser cutters in the 3D Workshop.

Woodwork Essential Info

How to make use of the woodwork machine room.

3D Printing

FDM and SLA 3D Printing in the 3D Workshop.

Health & Safety in the 3D Workshop

First Aid and Health and safety information.

CNC Routing

2D and 3D cutting of wood and plastic from digital files

3D Scanning

Information on the 3D Scanning capabilities in the 3D Workshop

Vacuum Former

Information about vacuum forming plastics in the workshop.

Vinyl Cutter Information

Vinyl Cutting

Information and how to guides for the Vinyl Cutter

Workshop Projects

Woodwork workshops and projects.

Plastics Essential Info

Essential information about working with plastics in the workshop

Strip Heater

How to use the strip heater to bend plastics.

Hot Wire Cutter

Information on using the hot wire cutter.

Plastic Oven

How to melt plastics with the plastic oven.

Dome Blower

How to create plastic domes with the dome blower.

Drilling

Info on using the drills in the workshop.

Cutting

Cutting machines in the 3D Workshop

Spray Booth

How to use the spray booth in the 3D Workshop.

Fume Cabinet

Safely bond plastics together using plastic glues in the fume cabinet.

Vinyl Cutting

Vinyl cutter how-to and setup guides.

Laser Cutter Information

Laser Cutting

Ultimaker FDM 3D Printers

3D Printing

Information on 3D Printing in the 3D Workshop.

General Health & Safety in the Workshop

Health & Safety in the 3D Workshop

No using machinery without one to one technical instruction first. All large machines use must ...