Our Limited challenges are designed to be compatible with most desktop printers.
- Free Online modeler provides STL print files
- Designed will print in 15 minutes or less
- Material usage is minimal
Finding 3D Printing Resources
In Your Community
- Libraries, schools, and community colleges
- FIRST Robotic teams
- STEM/STEAM organizations
- Maker communities
- Use a Search Engine to find services in your area [3D printing]
3D Printer Resellers
Often we have found that 3D printer resellers are willing to support your events to get more visibility for their printers.
- Let them know the size of your event
- Share with them any companies that might be participating the have engineering, design, or manufacturing
- Map Search Engine [3d printer]
Get Your Own 3D Printer
If you are a regular player, having your own 3D Printer is a great next step.
- Consider a fund raiser to purchase your own printer
- We are actively seeking printer companies that will provide discounts to support your events
- Check back here for links to these companies as they step forward
If your’e planning on getting a 3D printer, it is important to understand what your needs will be. Consider these questions:
- How much do you want to spend?
- $1,000 or less
- $2,500 or more
- How big of parts do you want to print?
- Smaller than a softball
- Bigger than a softball
- What materials options do you need?
- Cheapest possible
- Willing to pay more for simplicity
- Expertise required to operate?
- Push button easy and willing to pay a premium
- Willing to invest time and energy to gain the most capabilities
- Willing to invest some time to have some flexibility and make it a little more affordable
Here is a short list of some of the printers we have used successfully for our Challenges