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3D Printing at Worcester Academy

Step 1: Create a 3D File

We recommend that students use Tinkercad to create 3D projects. Create a Tinkercad account and begin designing projects or modify an existing project. Below are resources to help you get started using Tinkercad.

Save your project as a .stl file.

Step 2: Convert File for Printing

Download the Makerbot Desktop software. Import your stl file to the Makerbot software, then export as a .makerbot file for printing.

Step 3: Print File

Save your .makerbot or .stl file on a USB drive and bring it to the library. Or email the file to jennifer.hanson@worcesteracademy.org. Ms. Hanson will add your file to the queue and let you know when it is ready to pick up. Depending on time of year and projects to be printed, it could take 3-5 days to print your project.

Makerbot Desktop

Tinkercad Tutorials

Learn the basic functions of Tinkercad.


Tinker Tips: Group Edit

Learn how to edit individual parts of a group.


Tinker Tips: Grouping Errors

Learn how to fix grouping mistakes.


Tinker Tips: Using the Workplane

Download STL file

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