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Posted: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Greetings TechLab Users,
We hope your holidays were nice and merry! Here are some updates to the TechLab.
1. Addition of Research-Only printers!
We've added 4 new Craftbots to our fleet. These printers are designated for research-only jobs.
They are located in TechLab 2. Craftbot R-1 to R-3 are walk-in printers and Craftbot R-4 is reserved for flexible filament, by request only.
2. New Cura 3 profiles available!
Please update your Cura software to Cura 3. The new Cura is much improved and user-friendly. Please report any bugs to us.
Instructions on installing can accessed here: https://www.library.caltech.edu/3d-printing/using-cura-3
3. No more queuing!
We've noted your feedback on 3DprinterOS and are reverting back to the walk-in USB printing model.
There is a white binder in each room with a sign-in sheet. Please sign in every time you come in to print.
We will keep 3DprinterOS for the streaming webcam service until we find a suitable replacement. You will still be able to check the live feeds for an available printer and to monitor your prints.
4. Have you heard about the Caltech Association of Makers?
Meetings are every Wednesday at 8PM in the SFL MCR. For more information, check out http://caltechmaker.club. There is also a mailing list you can join at https://lists.caltech.edu/listinfo/caltech-makers.
5. Intro to Onshape - February 14, 2018 & again on February 21 | 2PM-3:30PM.
Onshape is a cloud-based CAD modeling program, similar to SolidWorks. This session is intended for absolute newcomers to 3D Modeling. It will introduce the Onshape interface and basic concepts. Please register at https://libguides.caltech.edu/instruction and create an OnShape account (EDU or Basic) prior to attending
As usual, don't hesitate to email me for any questions, issues, comments or requests.