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Makerspaces
On A Budget
Nick Tanzi
Mastics-Moriches-Shirley
Community Library
But 3D Printing is Expensive!
What are the costs associated
with 3D Printing?
The Printer Itself!
Sample Printer Prices
 Cube Pro: $2,799 and up
 Makerbot Replicator: $2,499
 Ultimaker 2+: $2,499
 Lulzbot TAZ 5: $2,2...
Software
AutoCAD: $1,680 per license per year
Consumables.
Not those consumables!
These consumables.
3D Printing Consumables
 Filament
 Tape (painters, Kapton, adhesives)
 Maintenance Kits
 Replacement extruders
So how do we save money?
Manage Consumables
Open source printers can use
non-proprietary filament
Use Generics Whenever
Possible!
Have Patrons Defer Costs
$6.30 $81.00
How Else Do We Manage
Costs?
TinkerCAD
123D Design
Sculptris
Blender
Feeling Overwhelmed?
Take Advantage of Software
You’re Already Paying for!
3D Courses Include:
 Sculptris
 TinkerCAD
 Blender
 123D Design
 SketchUp
 ZBrush
Save Me More Money!
Manage the Cost of
Your 3D Printer
Manage the Cost of Your
Printer
Investigate the Life of the
Extruder
Investigate the Expected
Maintenance
Go Smaller.
Miniaturized Printers
Maximize Your Investment
Plan A Usage Schedule Ahead
of Time. Such as…
Programs
Exhibits & Art Shows
Giveaways & Prizes
Split the Cost Between
Departments!
References
RUN A 3D PRINTING FACTORY ONLINE. (n.d.). Retrieved May 01, 2016, from
http://www.sculpteo.com/en/
Replicator D...
Shameless Plug!
"Libraries that are not yet offering digital services would be well
served by Tanzi's book. Those wishing to enhance patro...
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing
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When considering starting a makerspace, 3D Printing is often thought of as a budget buster. This presentation shows you how to manage costs and maximize your investment--leading to a sustainable addition to library services.

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Makerspaces on a Budget: A Focus on 3D Printing

  1. 1. Makerspaces On A Budget Nick Tanzi Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
  2. 2. But 3D Printing is Expensive!
  3. 3. What are the costs associated with 3D Printing?
  4. 4. The Printer Itself!
  5. 5. Sample Printer Prices  Cube Pro: $2,799 and up  Makerbot Replicator: $2,499  Ultimaker 2+: $2,499  Lulzbot TAZ 5: $2,200  Flashforge: $1,099
  6. 6. Software
  7. 7. AutoCAD: $1,680 per license per year
  8. 8. Consumables.
  9. 9. Not those consumables!
  10. 10. These consumables.
  11. 11. 3D Printing Consumables  Filament  Tape (painters, Kapton, adhesives)  Maintenance Kits  Replacement extruders
  12. 12. So how do we save money?
  13. 13. Manage Consumables
  14. 14. Open source printers can use non-proprietary filament
  15. 15. Use Generics Whenever Possible!
  16. 16. Have Patrons Defer Costs $6.30 $81.00
  17. 17. How Else Do We Manage Costs?
  18. 18. TinkerCAD
  19. 19. 123D Design
  20. 20. Sculptris
  21. 21. Blender
  22. 22. Feeling Overwhelmed?
  23. 23. Take Advantage of Software You’re Already Paying for!
  24. 24. 3D Courses Include:  Sculptris  TinkerCAD  Blender  123D Design  SketchUp  ZBrush
  25. 25. Save Me More Money!
  26. 26. Manage the Cost of Your 3D Printer
  27. 27. Manage the Cost of Your Printer
  28. 28. Investigate the Life of the Extruder
  29. 29. Investigate the Expected Maintenance
  30. 30. Go Smaller.
  31. 31. Miniaturized Printers
  32. 32. Maximize Your Investment
  33. 33. Plan A Usage Schedule Ahead of Time. Such as…
  34. 34. Programs
  35. 35. Exhibits & Art Shows
  36. 36. Giveaways & Prizes
  37. 37. Split the Cost Between Departments!
  38. 38. References RUN A 3D PRINTING FACTORY ONLINE. (n.d.). Retrieved May 01, 2016, from http://www.sculpteo.com/en/ Replicator Desktop 3D Printer | MakerBot. (n.d.). Retrieved May 01, 2016, from http://store.makerbot.com/replicator Hurley, S. (n.d.). Between the Lines. Retrieved May 04, 2016, from http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/autocad_history/ ULTIMAKER 2 GO THE MIGHTY MINI 3D PRINTER. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2016, from https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-2-go
  39. 39. Shameless Plug!
  40. 40. "Libraries that are not yet offering digital services would be well served by Tanzi's book. Those wishing to enhance patron experiences with digital resources are guaranteed to find inspiration.“ --Library Journal *Starred Review* "Tanzi has written a very practical approach to increasing the visibility and use of digital collections...Even libraries that feel their digital collection is being well used could find ideas to further improve service by browsing this book.“ --Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine MAKING THE MOST OF DIGITAL COLLECTIONS THROUGH TRAINING AND OUTREACH Libraries Unlimited, 2016

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