3D Printing

3D Printing allows users to create objects from digital “blueprints” with relative ease

Welcome to the LEDS 3D Maker Lab!

Our aim is to provide helpful information for those who are starting out in 3D printing, as well as to chronicle our own humble projects while we strive to assist others with their creative endeavors. Here you will find information our team has gathered on using the 3D printers and highlights from projects we have facilitated in this space. Please Contact Us if you have any questions or comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

The LEDS 3D Maker Lab is part of Skidmore College’s Learning Experience Design and Digital Scholarship Support (LEDS) Department, and is located on the lower level of the Lucy Scribner Library in Media Services, Studio B. In the summer of 2017, we acquired this space in order to set up a 3D printing lab and begin exploring the pedagogical applications of this technology. With the help of a dedicated student assistant, we spent the past year focusing efforts on learning the intricacies of 3D printing technology. LEDS is now prepared to assist faculty-student collaborations and other community members as they explore the use of 3D printing for prototyping and problem solving. Training and access to the 3D Lab is managed by the staff of LEDS.

A student swaps the color filament used in the 3D printer

Our Printers

Stock photo of Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printer
Stock photo of MakerGear M2 3D printer
Enclosed Open-air
8.9″ W x 5.8″ D x 5.9″ H (227 x 148 x 150 mm) 8‚Ä≥ W x 10‚Ä≥ D x 8‚Ä≥ H (200 x 250 x 200 mm)
On-board Display No Device Feedback
Dual Extrusion Single Extrusion
Binary Interface G-Code Interface
Requires Plate Leveling Not Required

In instances where dual-extrusion is not necessary, using the M2 is recommended above the FLASHFORGE; for its cleaner quality on average as well as the depth of user interface opportunities within Simplify3D.

A 3D printing computer, the FlashForge and the MakerGear M2

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to learn more about 3D printing, see a demonstration on one of our printers, or would like to discuss a 3D printing project, please contact us.


Find us on the second floor of the library: Library 222


M-F: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Feel free to swing by during our normal office hours or schedule an appointment