Printing your .stl file

Let’s get to printing!

Now that you’ve successfully calibrated your printer of choice and prepared the .stl file you plan to print, it’s time to start your print!

3D Printers at Skidmore College are connected to our 3D Lab PC, which is pre-loaded with software designed to help you print whatever you desire to. The main program that we use here is called Simplify3D and it is a slicer program for 3D model files. These next few steps will allow you to prepare your file for printing, as well as monitor the progress of your print as it proceeds beyond the first layer.