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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!

Recent Blog Comments from the MakerSpace

For all Blog comments follow this link

MakerSpaceUSNA users,

The MakerSpace is mostly back to normal but every user should realize that this is our busiest time of the year so I am going to summarize a few key points:

- Users need to retrieve their prints in a reasonable amount of time to prevent a log jam of print jobs. For example, right now every normal FDM/FFF is printing so these jobs need to be removed when completed. When removing a print job, the user should make the printer ready for the next print by clearing the build plate (cleaning it if needed) and acknowledging any prompts on the printer. The same thoughts apply to SLA printing.

- Users may remove prints for other users but please be thoughtful of other's work. In general removal from the build plate is the only thing that should be done (i.e. no support removal, washing, etc).

- At this time of year many printers get tailored for specific projects such as loading with custom filaments or installation of special extruders. Because of this, it is even more critical to fully check the printer before submitting jobs.

- Please follow any posted guidance from MakerSpace staff on white boards or the wall monitors.

- As you prepare posters or papers, I request that you acknowledge MakerSpace support for your work. Every PC in the MakerSpace has a folder directly on your desktop that has logos for posters and papers. In this folder is also the best version of the USNA crest.

- Expect the MakerSpace to be busy! There are numerous student projects going on as well as multiple courses using the MakerSpace. You will likely need to allocate more time than usual to get work done so please plan in advance.

If you have any questions or find any issues, please discuss them with me, Marc Bergeron, or MM1 Landry. Finally, we already have plans for summer renovations. If there are things you would like to see improve in the MakerSpace, please let us know - we are always looking for ways to improve. Thanks and as always... Happy Printing!

R/CAPT Baker

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