3D Printers

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
    • $1,000-2,500
    • $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
    • Variety
    • 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