Getting Started with 3D Printing

Learn the basics about 3D printing including our Lulzbot 3D printers, Cura interface, and other resources to get you and your students started in the classroom and beyond.

Lulzbot 3D Printers

Lulzbot 3D printers were designed to for the home hobbyist which makes them more durable and easier to use than other models on the market. These printers include a self leveling feature and the ability to print with over 30+ materials. To learn more about the Lulzbot 3D printers, visit Aleph Objects’ website about The Lulzbot Standard.

Cura Interface

Cura Lulzbot is the edition utilized Lulzbot printers to print the 3D objects. Cura is a free software that allows you to prepare your files for printing and controls the operation of the Lulzbot printers. You can download the latest stable version of Cura for Lulzbot for free through Lulzbot.

Cura Lulzbot is available for Windows, MAC, Ubuntu, and Debian. 


AUTODESK Free Education Software

Digital Media Bar, Andrews Library CoRE

Lawrence University 3D Printing Blog

MakerBot Educator Guide for 3D Printing


Thingiverse Education

Using 3D Printing in the Classroom from Yale University’s Teaching and Learning Center