Thingaverse 3D Print



Software Used: Makerbot Desktop, Adobe Illustrator CS6

Equipment Used: Makerbot Replicator 2

My cost: $1.16 because it weighed 11.6 grams but 10 cents for PL materials

First I found an object that I thought looked cool, then Ii downloaded the object into my H drive, and from there I took it from my H drive and upload it to the Makerbot software called Makerbot Desktop for Replicator 2. After I upload it to the Makerbot I set the temperature to 250 and the graphic to low. Then save to the SD card; put tape around the plastic table and put glue around it. Then I put it into into the 3D printer and press the M button.

My object

My object was 11.6 grams and it was and iron man helmet, and with our 3D printer it didn't turn out quite how it should have the neck was a little messed up but it wasn't bad. I would say that I'm proud of my object because for me I pretty much just created this from nothing, I made an idea into an object others could use. I would say that the most interesting thing about this is just the idea its self creating something from nothing. I learned how to use Makerbot replicator 2.0 and how to 3D print

Why would you use this

This was very efficient and very quick it took me 3 hours to set up but that is because it is my first time but the printing took about 45 minutes depending on the object. I chose the design I did because there were a lot of iron man movies and it just shows what is to come in our future. Possible customers would be to the new generation or to adults who have kids.


The challenges is faced were that the neck didn't print correctly it wasn't unfix-able but it wasn't perfect. I over came this challenge by cutting the lose strings and sanded it down so it looked better. One thign that I would change is the neck I would sand it down a little bit because there were alot of stings that needed to be cut.