Do Space offers the Omaha community access to new and emerging technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutters to inspire a new interest in design and help the community bring their creations to life. 3D technologies can be used for crafting, prototyping, and a host of other applications for hobbyists and professionals alike. 3D Lab equipment is free to use for Do Space members and can be reserved online. Staff and volunteers are available to assist in the basic use of the equipment as time/staffing allows. Those needing extended one-on-one assistance are encouraged to submit a mentor request. Do Space also offers regular classes on the different technologies available in the 3D Lab.
USE OF EQUIPMENT
Do Space’s equipment is intended for educational purposes and prototyping, not for mass production purposes. Staff reserve the right to refuse any print request. The public will not be permitted to use Do Space’s equipment to create or manipulate objects that are:
- Weaponry or parts of weaponry of any kind.
- Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
- Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others.
- Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the Do Space environment.
Members using equipment directly are to be present while the equipment is running. Do Space is not responsible for any jobs or materials left behind.
Do Space members may submit an advance equipment reservation request for the equipment listed below. Equipment is available in designated time blocks to ensure that all members have access to the equipment. Members must sign a Borrower Agreement before using all equipment and a Liability Waiver before using the laser cutter or 3D printer.
With the exception of PLA filament for the Taz Pro, and DaVinci MiniMaker 3D printers, members will need to supply their own materials to be used with the 3D Lab equipment, and materials must adhere to the approved materials list posted in the lab.
The Dimension 1200es 3D Printer is for staff use however we’d be more than happy to print your model for you. Please see staff for additional details on this process. (READ MORE)
Carvey is a 3D carving machine that allows you to make quality objects out of a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic. Using Carvey and our free design software, you can make your idea a reality in three easy steps. First, design your product using our software, next choose your material, then click carve. Carvey will cut your design, giving you the power of creation right from your tabletop. (READ MORE)
The Cricut Maker handles fabrics, leather, and balsa wood with effortless precision. Cuts sewing patterns in just a few clicks. The ultimate smart cutting machine, the Cricut quickly and accurately cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to the tough stuff like matboard, leather, and balsa wood. Pick a pattern, and Cricut Maker cuts and marks all the pieces in just a few clicks. (READ MORE)
CRICUT EASYPRESS 2
Introducing the Cricut EasyPress 2! Get professional iron-on results without the guesswork. With its unique edge-to-edge heat plate, perfectly even heat up to 400°F, the Cricut EasyPress 2 gives you flawless transfers and lasting results. To use the Cricut EasyPress 2 all you need to do is reserve time on the Cricut Maker and ask to check out the EasyPress 2 when you check out the Cricut Maker. (READ MORE)
The Glowforge Pro is a powerful laser cutting and engraving machine to help take your ideas to the next level. It features a 45 watt CO2 laser, solid state cooling, a lid mounted camera for autofocus and live previews of the print bed, and a Passthrough slot so you can use infinitely long materials (Passthrough not yet available, but coming soon!) . This machine has a print bed that measures 19.5″ by 11″ and can cut materials up to 1/4″ thick. (READ MORE)
JANOME HD-3000 SEWING MACHINE
Ever wanted to experiment with e-sewing to integrate electronics into your clothes? The HD-3000 is a heavy-duty machine, perfect for a beginner or sewist looking to do a wide range of sewing. (READ MORE)
Vacuform has many potential applications for hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike. The most common use is making custom molds for everything from plaster casting to chocolate making. It can also be used to create custom plastic shells for different kinds of crafts or custom packaging. Sculpt or 3D print a form, put it on the bed of the Formbox, heat a sheet of plastic, and push down on the handles to bring your creativity to life! (READ MORE)
NextEngine 3D Scanner
The NextEngine 3D scanner can scan an object and create a 3D model of that object. From there you can export an OBJ file and edit it in something like Solidworks or Blender or you can export an STL for 3D printing. (READ MORE)
The Taz Pro features two active-lifting hot ends, meaning you now have the ability to print in two colors or materials at one time! It uses hardened steel components, meaning it can use more abrasive materials than a standard out-of-the-box 3D printers. Both rigid and flexible filaments can be used without the need to change tool heads. In addition to the dual-extrusion, the Taz Pro has a full color touchscreen LCD for easy control of the printer when not connected to a computer. It also is fully auto calibrating! This printer calibrates it’s 3 axes every time you start a print to give you the best results. (READ MORE)
UNIVERSAL LASER CUTTER
The desktop VLS2.30 is a compact and economical platform designed to be an entry level laser machine for starting your laser material processing business. It is well suited to prototype development and on-demand production and also makes a capable second machine to handle production overflow. The VLS2.30 also offers a material processing envelope of 16″ x 12″ x 4″, 768 in3. This laser cutter is available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis, and/or is available for advance reservation. (READ MORE)