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Welcome to MakerSpace USNA

Design, Build, Perform

MakerSpace USNA is a 3D printing laboratory space at the United States Naval Academy providing 3D printing capability for classroom and laboratory instruction as well as project support for students, faculty, and staff at USNA.

MakerSpace USNA is a (1) modern, (2) open, (3) student oriented, and (4) adaptable design space where students can design, build, and evaluate engineering projects within Engineering and Weapons Division at USNA.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to make an account on this website and utilize facilities in the MakerSpace.  Guests outside of USNA are also welcome to create an account, provide comments, and participate in our discussion of 3D printing.

Please use the links below or the menu above to join in on the discussion.

Enjoy your visit to MakerSpace USNA!

Starting Spring AY22 MakerSpaceUSNA will be using a new
MakerSpaceUSNA Qualification Program


All student users must complete Beginner, Advanced, and Expert Level Qualifications

Everything needed for Qualification can be found on our YouTube Channel


Or you can start with our Qualification Card from this website.  Good luck!

Sorry for the infrequent posts this semester, but it has been a busy and productive time in the MakerSpace. I do want to quickly highlight some key tips:


- Please always ensure that a printer is loaded with the appropriate and adequate consumables PRIOR to starting a job. Every printer has some sort of "pause" functionality, but this will almost always lead to some sort of print failure.


- Please also retrieve your parts in a reasonably expeditious manner. We do not normally remove other users prints, but we will in order to keep the MakerSpace running.


- Please make sure you understand what consumables you are using and why. Using a "higher grade" resin or filament when they are not needed is a not a good use of resources.


Final points, the MakerSpace will shutdown Tue 11/22 for the Thanksgiving break and the end of the semester is not far away either. I have not set an exact end date for the Fall but nominally the start of final exams marks the end of jobs for the semester. We always have a full plate of maintenance to do during the breaks so please assist us with getting the MakerSpace ready for the Spring.


Don't forget to check out our social media for some cool printing project and good student work.


Happy Holiday and Happy Printing!


R/CAPT Baker

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MakerSpace USNA Highlighted Videos

For a full list of videos check out our video page

or now visit our revised YouTube Channel

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